# Staying healthy
Many illnesses can be avoided through preventive care or treated well through early detection. Here you will find an overview of the statutory health insurance schemes’ advisory and preventive care offerings, from vaccinations to cancer screening to dental check-ups. You will also find information about how to prepare yourself for serious situations through an advance care directive or a lasting power of attorney.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you are subject to compulsory statutory health insurance, you can be exempted from this in certain cases. You submit the application to your statutory health insurance fund.
If you need proof of birth to be presented to foreign bodies, you can apply for a multilingual birth certificate.
Blind or severely visually impaired people can apply for a guide dog as an aid.
You will receive care on request because of the health and economic consequences of the vaccination damage.
If you are working or being employed in the food sector for the first time on a commercial basis, then you will need a certificate from the health authority for an infection protection instruction.
State of Brandenburg:
Information on the procedure of instruction and certification of the health authority according to the Infection Protection Act for activities with food
The sickness benefit is intended to compensate the insured * for the loss of earnings. The duration and amount of sick pay are prescribed by law.
In the event of illness, you as an employee will continue to be paid the salary in accordance with labour law regulations (continued payment of remuneration in the event of illness usually for six weeks). After expiry of this period, legally insured persons may be entitled to sickness benefit in the event of permanent incapacity for work or if they are treated as an inpatient in a hospital or in a preventive or rehabilitation facility.
The sick pay amounts to 70 percent of the gross salary (insofar as it is subject to the calculation of contributions) up to a maximum of 90 percent of the net salary. The entitlement to sickness benefit exists for a maximum of 78 weeks within 3 years each in the event of incapacity for work due to the same illness.
If another illness occurs during the incapacity for work, the duration of the benefit is not extended. At the end of the three years, you can only receive sick pay for the same illness again if you have been able to work and work for at least six months in the meantime or have been available to the employment service.
Attention! The insurance relationship existing when the sickness benefit entitlement arises determines who is entitled to sickness benefit and to what extent.
To compensate for the difference between sick pay and net earnings, private health insurance companies offer daily allowance insurance.
As soon as you receive a pension for full disability or incapacity for work, a full pension due to old age, a pension or early retirement benefit or comparable benefits, your entitlement to sickness benefit ends from the beginning of these benefits.
*) In order to remain understandable, we limit ourselves to the generalizing personal designations, they always refer to each gender ed.
Statutory health insurance (health insurance)
health insurance list
Database of the GKV-Spitzenverband