The Administration of e-EFKA reminds the self-employed (freelancers, farmers, self-employed) who have not yet made use of the favorable regulation for the renewal of their insurance capacity for the insurance year 2023 to hurry to do so by May 31.

In particular, it is recalled that, contrary to what was the case in previous years, when for the granting of insurance capacity it was a condition that there were no unregulated debts to the insurance funds, since last year – exceptionally – a special regulation has been in effect that was renewed this year.

According to this, the self-employed are granted exceptional insurance capacity until May 31, 2023, regardless of the existence of debts to the insurance funds. At the same time, they are invited to pay the amount corresponding to the annual contributions for 2022 of the health sector of the insurance class they have chosen, in order to renew their insurance capacity until February 29, 2024.

In other words, it is enough for a self-employed person to pay the contributions of the health sector for one year – retrospectively for the year 2022 – in order to renew his insurance capacity, even if he has other insurance debts.

From June 1, 2023, those self-employed people who find that they do not have insurance capacity despite the fact that they have paid the minimum corresponding contributions on time, can submit a relevant request online – without the need to go to a branch – on the e-EFKA website (www on the platform: “Insurability check of non-Employees”, and be assigned to them immediately, as long as they meet the conditions.

Finally, it is noted that, with regard specifically to the insurance capacity of the long-term unemployed as well as the employees of special categories and their family members, this has been extended without conditions until February 29, 2024, in the context of the provision that is permanently taken for vulnerable social groups in order to have access to medical care.