# Social contributions
What does being subject to social insurance mean? Everyone who is subject to social insurance must pay social contributions. Social contributions include health insurance, long-term care insurance, unemployment insurance and pension contributions.To Services
As an artist or publicist, you can register for social security via the Artists Social Security Fund (KSK).
If you are subject to compulsory insurance in the statutory health insurance, you can be exempted from this in certain cases. You submit the application to your statutory health insurance fund.
You may apply for a new social security card if you have lost your card, damaged it, or if it is no longer readable.