Your au pair is sick and you don’t know what to do.
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Your au pair is sick and now what? Usually, when the au pair is sick, the host family’s biggest problem is re-arranging for the care of the children. Also, you have to take care of a sick person. Working everything out can be tricky, especially if both parents have jobs. Luckily though, in most cases, your au pair will only be sick for a couple of days.
Even though your au pair probably doesn’t have a serious illness, it might be necessary to go and see a doctor about it. But don’t worry! The au pair’s health insurance will take care of all the medical bills.
Depending on the type of health insurance though, you might have to lend the au pair money until the insurance pays you back. Other insurance companies work directly with the doctors and hospitals. Contact the insurance company of your au pair and find out who has to pay in case the au pair gets sick.
If your au pair has to go to the hospital , the insurance company will pay for the hospital bills. Some insurance companies even reimburse host families for the sick days of the au pair. Check with the au pair’s health insurance company for more information!
If the au pair is stick, you still have to pay your au pair – up to six weeks. If the au pair is sick longer, talk to the au pair to see if you can find a solution