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Maternity benefits & private insurance: Who is entitled?
What about maternity benefits for patients with private insurance? How much is the maternity benefit and how long is it paid? We have all the answers to the most important questions about maternity benefits and private health insurance for you.
Maternity protection period
From when does the statutory maternity protection period apply? How many weeks after the birth does it last? And who is entitled to maternity pay during this period? We have all the information for pregnant women who want to get their start in life with a child sorted out in good time.
Is private health insurance tax deductible?
If you've recently switched to private health insurance or plan to, you may be wondering whether you can deduct the costs from your taxes. We explain how you can declare the private health insurance in your tax return so that you also save money.
Private health insurance premiums in old age
There is still the prejudice that the contributions to private health insurance are unaffordable in old age. But that is not true at all. How health insurance contributions can look in retirement.
Deduct medical expenses from your taxes: This is how it works
Medical expenses can be expensive. What you can deduct from your taxes and where you can claim medical expenses on your tax return
Ceramic fillings for teeth
Caries is a widespread disease: according to a study by the University of Greifswald, about 99 percent of adults in Germany have decayed and/or filled teeth. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the well-known ceramic fillings that are often used for cavities?
These innovations push your health
More and more diseases can be treated today. Still, nothing beats prevention. These innovations help you live healthier.
Detecting diseases via app: How does it work?
We have summarized here which apps can detect diseases and what the advantages and disadvantages of "Dr. Smartphone" are.
Door opener: private health insurance makes pharmaceuticals available faster
According to studies, private health insurance promotes pharmaceuticals more than public health insurance - find out why everyone benefits in the end.
Family insurance: Where is the income limit?
You can save costs with family insurance. Is your child or partner currently over the income limit?
Dental prostheses: costs, types & options at a glance
Dental prosthesis is a collective term for all artificially produced types of replacement for missing teeth. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages, costs and possibilities in this article.
What influences the age of entry?
Here you can find out why your entry age plays a role when closing a contract with private health insurance.
Supplementary dental insurance? Yes or No?
If you’re asking yourself whether supplementary dental insurance would be a good idea, we’ve got a few ideas that could help you decide. We’ll tell you what costs you might face and what services you can expect.
Current income thresholds
As an employee, you are only eligible for private health insurance if your income exceeds a certain threshold. But just how much do you need to earn to access the private insurance system?
Deductibles in private health insurance
Excess, co-payment, and contribution – in health insurance, there’s lot of different ways to describe the concept of a deductible. What it exactly means for you and your wallet.
Private health insurance risk surcharges
In order to avoid placing a disproportionate burden on the insurance collective, private health insurance providers use a risk surcharge. In this article, we’ll explain how it’s calculated and why it’s so important.
Private health insurance for families
Whether you’re newly married or already expecting your first child, the health of your loved ones will be your top priority. Your choice of health insurance allows you to influence the healthcare services you would receive.
Hospitalization: How much does it cost?
Many people are justifiably concerned about shortages of beds. But how much does a hospital stay actually cost? In this article, we’ll look at how much patients have to contribute towards the total costs.