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Moving abroad can be challenging. Let us make it easy for you: Get to know the German healthcare system and find out how you can make the most of your time as an expat in Germany.

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New to Germany and trying to find out how health insurance works? Having questions? Here are the answers.

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German payslip explained

German payslip explained

A payslip — or Lohnabrechnung in German — shows you how your wages or salary is structured. Find every detail about your German payslip explained in our article!

Changing private health insurance

Changing private health insurance in Germany

Do you want to change your tariff or your private health insurance provider? Check out our guide for changing private health insurance for all relevant information!

Switching from public to private health insurance

Switching to private health insurance Germany

What is important when switching from statutory German health insurance (or public health insurance) to private German health insurance in Germany? Check out our guide!

Child sickness benefit Germany

Child sickness benefit Germany

Your child is sick, and you are at home? We explain whether you receive child sickness benefit from your health insurance or whether you continue to receive pay when you care for a sick child and can't work.

Preventive care in private health insurance

Preventive care in private health insurance

More than 40% of Germans avoid preventive health care. But these examinations make a lot of sense! We explain which treatments are worthwhile at what age and what distinguishes preventive examinations in private health insurance from public treatments.

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Insurance card

When you take out German health insurance, you will likely receive an insurance card or some other form of member ID. But how does it work?

Maternity benefits

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

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.

Tax return private health insurance

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.

old age premiums

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

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

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?

Digital innovations

These innovations push your health

More and more diseases can be treated today. Still, nothing beats prevention. These innovations help you live healthier.

Detect diseases via app

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.

Private health insurance & pharmaceuticals: Strong team for innovation

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 income limit

Family insurance: Where is the income limit?

You can save costs with family insurance. Is your child or partner currently over the income limit?

Dentures: costs, types & options at a glance

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.

age of entry health insurance

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.