From 2024, a new procedure for the purchase of prescription medicine that is covered by the high-cost protection scheme will be introduced in the state-sector collective agreement. The costs are to be reported once a year, no later than January of the year following the calendar year in which the costs were incurred. You will need to provide proof of the costs you have by submitting a statement from the Swedish eHealth Agency’s high-cost database. This means that you will not have to keep individual receipts.
Please note that the new procedure means that you can only claim reimbursement once a year. It may therefore be a good idea to wait until January of the following year if you have not reached the level where you no longer need to pay for medicines before then or if you have terminated your employment before that time. In the latter case, you should submit the statement before your employment has ended. You can read more about how the high-cost protection scheme works here.
Please note that in some workplaces there are local collective agreements where compensation for medicines has been replaced by other benefits, and in those cases entitlement to compensation for medicines will still not apply. You can contact your employer or the Saco-S association at your higher education institution for more information about what agreement provisions apply at your workplace.
For the costs you had in 2023, you must report using the old system, i.e. by submitting all the receipts. You can submit these until 31 March 2024 for costs incurred in 2023.