Barmer/GEK Krankenkasse is also focusing on contribution stability in 2012 and will not levy an additional contribution.
The company said that by strictly controlling spending and using its funds wisely, Barmer/GEK is able to keep its finances at a stable level. The decision not to levy an additional contribution is thus being made in the interest of members, who should not be additionally burdened, he said.
This announcement comes at a time when some other health insurers are charging their members additional contributions in view of Germany’s economic situation.
However, Barmer/GEK emphasizes that high quality and a wide range of services should remain guaranteed in order to meet the requirements of its members.
This commitment to quality healthcare while maintaining premium stability is seen as a positive by many members and could lead to Barmer/GEK Krankenkasse remaining one of the most valued health insurers in Germany.
No additional contribution in 2012 either – Barmer/GEK provides relief for members
Barmer/GEK, one of the largest statutory health insurers in Germany, will not levy any additional contributions from its members in 2012 either. The fund is thus sending an important signal to all insured persons in times of tight health care budgets.
Barmer/GEK’s decision will not result in any additional health insurance burden for insureds. Instead, members will continue to benefit from solid funding for the fund and can rely on reliable healthcare coverage.
Barmer/GEK thus makes an important contribution to stabilizing the health care system and shows that it is possible to offer high-quality health insurance even without premium increases. The fund relies on sustainable financing and an efficient organization to ensure optimal healthcare for its members.
- No additional fee for members
- No health insurance burden
- Solid funding and reliable medical coverage
- Important contribution to stabilizing the healthcare system
Due to the decision of the Barmer/GEK, all insured persons can rely on the assumption of costs for medical services by the health insurance fund also in 2012, without being burdened by additional contributions. Barmer/GEK is sending an important signal for efficient and solidarity-based health insurance, demonstrating that the interests of its members always come first.
Positive trends in healthcare: Barmer/GEK does not levy additional contribution
The German healthcare system is in a phase of positive change. A current example of this is the decision by Barmer/GEK not to levy an additional contribution in 2012 either.
This decision by Barmer/GEK shows that it is possible to operate effectively and responsibly in the German healthcare system, even in the face of scarce financial resources. The continuous optimization of processes and the introduction of innovative technologies are further indicators of positive developments in the healthcare sector.
- Digitization of medical processes
- Introduction of new therapy methods
- Intensification of prevention and early detection of diseases
- Expansion of telemedicine
All in all, these are all positive developments that can help to further improve healthcare in Germany. For example, the possibilities of telemedicine can contribute to better care for patients in rural areas.
The decision of Barmer/GEK not to levy an additional contribution helps to ensure that the burden on insured persons does not continue to rise. This also shows that it is quite possible in the German healthcare system to drive positive developments with a sense of proportion and responsibility.
It remains to be seen what other positive developments will shape the German healthcare system in the future, but current trends indicate that patient care is getting better and better.