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The ‘Family Questionnaire’ – what, why and how?

Posted On July 13, 2020

Are you covered by statutory medical insurance in Germany and have just been blessed with a child? Are you newly married, do not earn an income, and you both want to be insured under the same statutory medical insurance fund? Then you can apply for a family insurance plan with the statutory medical insurance fund. […]

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The electronic health card: what it’s for and what it can do

Posted On April 20, 2020

In Germany everyone must have health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance can use services with their electronic health card (eGK). The card is proof of insurance. Here we outline the main features of the card and provide a preview of future functions. Protected abroad too thanks to EHIC The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) […]

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The new German Skilled Labour Immigration Act [Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz]: What does it mean, and how can you benefit from it?

Posted On April 03, 2020

About a month ago, Germany adopted a new law that makes it easier for foreign skilled workers to immigrate to Germany to find work here: the Skilled Labour Immigration Act [Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz]. The new law permits both university graduates and skilled workers who have completed professional training in non-EU countries to immigrate to Germany for work […]

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Recognising your need for medical help early and finding support

Posted On December 04, 2019

Whether you are suffering from an acute or chronic condition or are experiencing difficulties with your mental or physical health: if a return to everyday life or to work is at risk, you should not delay taking action! A treatment programme can help you get back on your feet. When is it time for a […]

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Driving is a thing of the past: the healthy route to work by bike

Posted On April 30, 2019

Cycling to work is unthinkable in many countries. A lack of cycle paths, unsympathetic drivers and polluted streets make cycling a less than attractive option. But that’s not the case in Germany: here, bicycles are a socially accepted means of transportation. Bicycles as a mode of transport in Germany For several years, Germany has been […]

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Mindestlohn rises in 2019

Posted On December 07, 2018

Mindestlohn – What is that? Have you ever heard about the “Mindestlohn”? The Mindestlohn is a statutory minimum wage. In Germany, it was established on 1st January 2015. The aim was to save employees who work in the so-called “Niedriglohnbereich”. This sector starts in Germany under a wage of €10 gross per hour. Especially affected […]

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The cold and flu season is getting underway: can vitamin C provide protection?

Posted On November 01, 2018

A dripping nose along with a sore throat, head and joints – a cold can become a serious burden. And an expensive one: around 30 per cent of all work absences are due to the common cold. So as the cold months begin, we try to prevent it, often on our own at first. For […]

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