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Insurance and Social Security

Are you planning a research stay in Germany and would like information about insurance?

Please visit the
EURAXESS service portal for travelling researchers, where you can find competent, up-to-date information which is valid throughout Germany and covers the following subjects:

The state pension insurance is part of the social security system in Germany as in most other EU/EEA countries. Additional coverage might be provided through other types of pension savings or insurances you will be affiliated with or contribute to during your entire career. To keep track of who will pay your pension later, it’s vital to distinguish between the different sources and the respective pension schemes. To get basic knowledge watch the introductory video of the www.findyourpension.eu website below:

Social security in general
Health insurance
Pension schemes
Unemployment insurance
Accident insurance
Long-term care insurance (Pflegeversicherung)

last update: 18.07.2017 


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