One of the most important points to take care of is arranging for accident and health insurance for the duration of the au pair stay. In this way both the host family and the au pair can be ready to relax and enjoy the au pair experience.
The au pair needs to have health insurance for the whole au pair stay. The health insurance must be arranged from a private insurance company and the costs paid by the au pair. A foreign health insurance is only acceptable when the benefits can also be provided in Austria.
Please note: Au pairs from non-EU states must prove that they have full health insurance when they apply for their visa.
The accident insurance is paid for by the host family. In accordance with the general Austrian social insurance law (ASVG), the au pair must also be insured through the public social insurance. The host family pays premiums for the accident insurance to the regional health insurance fund.