The Slovak Competition Authority holds that health insurance companies carrying on public health insurance are not subject to the Slovak Competition Act (Report on Health Insurance sector)

On December 3, 2009 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (“Office”) released its report on general investigation with regard to a planned merger of two state-owned health insurance companies engaged in public health insurance [1]. The Office found that providing for public health insurance is not an economic activity which may restrict the competition. Therefore, in doing so, health insurance companies are exempted from the Slovak Competition Act (“SCA”) [2]. Relevant Facts In July 2009 the Slovak government approved a merger of two state-owned health insurance companies Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. and Spoločná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. As from January 2010, these insurance companies will be merged on the basis

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Igor Augustinič, The Slovak Competition Authority holds that health insurance companies carrying on public health insurance are not subject to the Slovak Competition Act (Report on Health Insurance sector), 3 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 30185

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