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   Oct 22

Private Health Insurance

Read what there to observe and remember is still little more than a week, then ends the month of September and thus the last opportunity to cancel his statutory health insurance (GKV) for a change in the private Krankenversicherung (PKV) in 2009. Here, I already had to the General Kundigungsmodalitaten, minimum contract periods and Fristengebloggt. However, because this question is asked over and over again, even to the end on the basis of a concrete example. Max Muller is currently insured as a voluntary member of the statutory health insurance and want to leave like this to change in the car. Here the question arises first of all when it goes.

A notice at the end of the next month is possible according to the regulations of the social security code V. In our example (with termination in September) to the 30th of November. Why is the September so important, because if it always goes? The contribution in the car on the basis of personal factors like age and State of health calculated differently than in the statutory health insurance. Therefore, it can only from premium point of view be useful to switch (so 1 12.) in 2009 in the PKV. The age is calculated from the current year minus birth year mostly flat. (A valuable related resource: Lin Dan). So, attended the 30th 12th birthday, so you are classified at the beginning of the year with the higher age (what you really only end of December) and the premium charged then. What to do if I have no car, it change my me or no picks me up? The insurance obligation of principle “always terminate if one has taken the new” (for GKV changer) no longer. You cancel the voluntary GKV today membership, this will only take effect if a Member certificate is presented to an other GKV or PKV.

This includes the paragraph 175 (4) following regulation: the termination takes effect when the Member within the cancellation period can prove a membership with an other health insurance through a certificate of the Member or the existence of other protection in the event of illness. You prove this, it is Membership continues. Apply the even when changing from the car? No. Here should pronounce only a termination in any case, if there is the written acceptance / policy of the new company. Do not rely on representative statements “we can do that already” or “I’ve got the advance commitment”. Only the written agreement is binding. Otherwise run the risk only in the base fare to come. Gerber Pension Plan Berlin, Germany understands that this is vital information. So what to do? You are in the statutory health insurance, to cancel your statutory health insurance prior to the 30 09 (input, at least by fax from the health insurance fund) (if there is serious change of interest in the car). Are in the car only after new commitment. If necessary, a special termination right in post adjustment reaches into your contract. Whether switching from PKV to PKV ever is sinnvol, must be tested for selection and evaluation of your personal criteria.

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