19 November 2012

The Polish Insurance Association became a partner of the 7th Health Market Forum – one of the most important cyclical debates on the health care system in Poland. The Forum takes place at the Sheraton hotel in Warsaw.

As part of the Forum, on 24 October Dorota M. Fal, advisor to the management board of the Polish Insurance Association responsible for health insurance, will participate in a discussion panel entitled “Financing of benefits and the future of health insurance in Poland”. The panel takes place between 12.00 PM and 2.00 PM.

As part of the panel invited experts will bring up a number of topics which may have an impact on the development of private health insurance in Poland:

• financial situation of hospitals in the context of the last contracting of services by the National Health Fund
• current and expected role of the public payer in the system of financing health care benefits
• additional health insurance – an overview and assessment of the objectives of the bill on additional health insurance; what insurance model are we aiming at?
• cross-border medical care – principles of using health care benefits abroad and reimbursement of medical expenses

During the Forum a PIU report entitled “The role of private health insurance in the health care system. How do they affect the access to benefits, innovation and medicines” will be distributed. A detailed programme of the Forum is available on the organiser’s website:

Participation is free for all participants after registration.