Health insurance: when market and command economy collide

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Veröffentlichungen

Column by Lars Winkler for 

As of 1 January 2015, the uniform contribution rate to the statutory health insurance in Germany decreases from 15.5 to 14.6 percent of the income. In order to offset the losses of revenue, health insurance funds can and have to charge an additional members’ contribution rate from the beginning of 2015. If they fail to do so, board members of these insurance health funds face personal liability risks.


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