If you are a French citizen enrolled with the CFE (Caisse des Français de l’Etranger) while living or working abroad, you will benefit from the same level of coverage as that provided by the French Social Security system - from healthcare to work-related accidents. You will also continue to contribute to the national pension plan and be able to validate quarters for pension calculations.
When you return to France after spending some time abroad, your rights will be maintained: you will benefit from French Social Security coverage and will remain covered during the entire time of your expatriation. You can also decide to pay contributions to be covered against one or more risks and adapt your benefit plan to your professional and family status, while benefiting from competitive rates that are lower than those of the standard local scheme.
For further information, get in touch here:
Caisse des Français de l'Étranger (CFE)
BP 100 - 77950 Rubelles - France
Tel.: 0810 11 77 77 (from abroad) and + 33 1 64 14 62 62 (from France)
Fax: + 33 (0)1 60 68 95 74 www.cfe.fr