BKK ZF & Partner is the right partner for you with more than 155 years of experience. We are a financially strong and customer-oriented company with steady growth. Around 100.000 people trust BKK ZF & Partner to protect their health.
With the choice of BKK ZF & Partner, you also make the right decision: efficiency, individuality, unbureaucratic, fast action, competent advice and qualified support are our strengths. Our employees are experienced and committed contacts for you at 11 customer centers across Germany.
As an employee in Germany, you definitely have health insurance – either under the statutory health insurance system or as a member of a private health insurance company. If you become ill, health insurance covers the cost of medical treatment. Around 90 % of Germans are insured through the statutory health insurance system. We would like to introduce you to the German health system. You will also learn how to join us.
The statutory health insurance system includes the following benefits:
The aim of the health insurance system is to reduce financial risk in the event of illness. Health insurance forms part of the comprehensive social security system in Germany, along with pension, accident, unemployment and long-term care insurance. A fundamental feature of the statutory health insurance system is the principle of solidarity, because the insurance coverage is funded by all of the members. The sick and the healthy, high and low earners, the young and the old, single people and families: everyone pays their premiums. The amount of the premium depends on the income of each member, those who earn a lot pay more than people with a (small) lower income, or none at all. If your spouse is not employed, he or she may be covered under your statutory health insurance policy at no extra charge to you. The same holds true for your children.
As a foreign employee you would normally join a statutory health insurance scheme. The majority of the services provided by health insurers are statutory obligations and therefore the same for all statutory health insurance schemes. We also offer interesting additional services which we will explain later.
Every employee in Germany must have health insurance and pay premiums accordingly. Once you have chosen us you don’t need to concern yourself with this, as your employer will deduct the premium from your salary and transfer it directly to us. You currently pay 8.50 % of your gross salary contribution at BKK ZF & Partner. Your employer will pay you (an additional) 7.30 %. The maximum insurance cost is 376,13 € per month in 2018.
If you are insured with us, you are also automatically covered by long-term care insurance. For this you will be charged 1.275 % of your gross salary (for people over 23 years without children the contribution increases by 0.25 %). You pay a maximum of 56,42 € per month. Your employer pays an additional 1.275 %.
You will receive a personal electronic health card (EHIC) with your photo. This also applies to family-insured dependents. If you need to visit a doctor or hospital you present this card and then you are examined and treated without having to pay anything at that time. However, you do have to make certain legally stipulated contributions to the cost of medicines, therapies, equipment and aids, hospital stays and certain treatments. Please ask the doctor who issued your prescription or the service provider for details. Only services, which are neither legally prescribed nor one of our additional services, must be paid in full.
Just download the membership application. Fill it out directly on the screen, print it, sign it and mail it to us. And in case you have any questions, just ask us. If you want to insure your family members living in Germany free of charge, you can also state that on the form. You will then receive additional documents. Please also provide a picture for your insurance card.
We will then inform your employer that you are insured with us. You will receive a provisional insurance card in paper form in advance so that you can prove your insurance coverage immediately. You will receive the plastic card (EHIC) as soon as possible.
BKK ZF & Partner covers all benefits of a statutory health insurance. In addition, we also offer a variety of attractive additional benefits – for members and family-insured dependents.
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German is the official language of BKK ZF & Partner. So generally services and information will be in German. Of course we would like to advise you in English, as is possible. Ask our service team for your personal contact.