German Healthcare System!
03 Jan 2024
The health talk show, emphasized the importance of health insurance for newcomers in Germany.
Sebastian and Suzan, the experts from Barmer, highlighted key points. Sebastian stressed the unpredictability of health, emphasizing the necessity of insurance regardless of age or health. Additionally, he mentioned Germany's legal requirement for everyone to be insured, showcasing the country's robust social security system.
Suzan explained the public health insurance limitations, mentioning that not all residents are eligible and detailing scenarios where private insurance becomes necessary. She highlighted that approximately 90% of Germans opt for public insurance due to age or income criteria for private options.
They further detailed the application process, suggesting consulting personal health advisors for guidance and assistance, even from one's home country.
Sebastian delved into the two primary types of health insurance in Germany: public and private. He clarified the extensive coverage provided by the public system, including family insurance, particularly beneficial for newcomers.
The discussion provided comprehensive insights for newcomers navigating health insurance in Germany.