The purchase of medication is reimbursed only if bought over an internet site of the country of residence or of work of the member. Cross-border internet purchases are not reimbursable for medication.
However the cross-border internet purchase of medical appliances, wheelchairs and glasses/contact lenses is reimbursable in accordance with UNSMIS rules and regulations and provided the correct procedures (prescriptions, prior authorisation if necessary, etc..) are followed.
UNSMIS would like to strongly bring to the attention of its insured members that to date there is no comprehensive legislation that covers the cross border internet purchase of goods, including medications. Insured members do so at their own risk and take full legal responsibility concerning the quality of the products.