Just thought I’d warn you how I got caught! I recently applied for a European Health Insurance card, I did this on-line and paid nearly 18 squid. It arrived a few days later but speaking to my husband and daughter they said it was free and i shouldn’t have paid anything.
Having listened to ‘you and yours’ on radio 4 this week, it appears that people are setting themselves up as agents and basically instead of going to HM government site (where you think you are), you are directed to this other site where they charge you for posting out a card that you should not be paying anything for!
As nothing is free these days, I did not question this payment.
My husband emailed ‘you and yours’ and has just had his email read out. Probably because of the content, as my husband has a strange sense of humour; I was the butt of his joke.
Seriously though; it may be better to telephone HM Revenue and customs when you need a new card.