Preventive care grant

The fund reimburses up to 100% of the cost and the maximum grant is ISK 20,000.- every 12 months.

Grant can be used for: Cancer screening both primary screening and further examination for cervical and breast cancer, for colon cancer screening/colonoscopy and for prostate cancer screening. Risk evaluation at Hjartavernd or another acknowledged party where the Icelandic Health Insurance does not participate in the cost. CPAP sleep masks used for sleep apnea. Gait analysis and dislexia diagnosis.

Physical fitness
For physical fitness (gym, sports, swimming, dance, etc.) the fund reimburses up to ISK 23,000 in a 12-month period but never more than 50% of the cost. For further information, see Efling’s website.
The centre/school/club must be a legal entity (have an ID number and a business address) with facilities and organized activities,
and have certified sports teachers or instructors. The grant can be used for the purchase of a bicycle. 
Glasses – Contact lenses
Grants are given for 50% of the cost, up to ISK 35,000 in a 24-month period.
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
The fund reimburses up to ISK 2,500 for each session, up to 15 times in a 12-month period, but never more than 75% of the cost paid by the member.
Grants are given for rehabilitation and treatment from a licensed physiotherapist, a licenced therapeutic massager, a massage therapist with a diploma from Fjölbrautaskólinn í Ármúla, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a nutritionist, an osteopath or a chiropractor.
Psychological therapy
The fund reimburses up to ISK 10,000 for each session but never more than 75% of the cost, for up to 15 times in a 12-month period.
Grants are given for treatments with a psychologist, a psychiatric nurse, a social worker, a family counsellor, an addiction counsellor, a life coach, an eating addiction therapist from MFM, an art therapist, and in cases of ADHD diagnosis in adults. Grants are only given for psychological therapy by therapists not covered by the Icelandic Health Insurance, therefore it is not given for an appointment with a psychiatrist.
Laser/refractive eye surgery
Grants are given for refractive surgery where the Icelandic Health Insurance does not participate in the cost. The amount reimbursed is  up to ISK 50,000 for each eye. Grants are given only once for each eye.
NLFÍ Rehabilitation
The fund reimburses ISK 2,000 per day, for up to 42 calendar days in a 12-month period, but never more than 50% of the cost.
Hearing aid
Grants are given for up to 50% of the cost, but never more than ISK 100,000. Grants are given once in a 36-month period.
IVF or artificial insemination
The grant is given two times. The fund reimburses up to ISK 100,000  for each time, but never more than 50% of the cost.
Adoption abroad
Grant on account of international adoption of a child from abroad. The grant amount is up to ISK 200,000, once.

Preventive measures and rehabilitation grants

In addition to Sickness Benefits it is the funds role to support preventive measures that promote its members’ health and safety.

Payments are made on the last working day of each month for applications submitted before or on the 20th of the same month. Payments are made around the 10th of each month for applications submitted between the 21st and 31st the previous month.
A special deadline in December that is advertised in advance.


Grant conditions

  • Premiums must have been paid on behalf of the member for at least the last 6 consecutive months. 
  • The applicant must be employed, with premiums being paid to Efling on his/her behalf at the time of grant application. However, members can apply for grants for up to three months after payments stop, if the receipt dates back to the period where the member was paying to Efling. Those who were members of Efling for at least 5 consecutive years prior to retirement
    due to age or disability, are entitled to grants for up to 24 months after retirement.
  • The grant amounts are based on the premiums of minimum wages for full-time employment. Members who work part-time receive a proportionate amount.
  • The right to grants lapses if the receipt is older than 12 months.

How Do I Apply for Grants?

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