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Private and public health insurance

Private and public health insuranceThe German health insurance system consists of both public (GKV) and private health insurance (PKV). Since everyone in Germany is basically required to have general health insurance, this means that all citizens are covered by either public or private health insurance. Private health insurance is subject to special regulations that are tied to a fixed minimum income. In contrast, anyone can take out public health insurance.

Things to note when entering Germany from abroad

If you wish to enter Germany as a third-country national, you must present proof of health insurance coverage before applying for your entry visa. You cannot directly take out private or public health insurance in Germany, but must first take out travel health insurance. In this case we can offer you our Care Economy plan. This plan provides you with reliable coverage in Germany, fulfills the visa requirements for entry as well as the residency permit requirements for the job search and recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

Things to note for foreign employees

Have you found a job and would now like to apply for a residency permit to work as a skilled professional? Then you will also need proof of your health insurance coverage. If you earn more than €450 per month, you need public health insurance because you are then subject to social security contributions. We offer you the opportunity to apply for public health insurance coverage from DAK-Gesundheit insurance provider, quickly and easily online.

Private and public health insurance

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