Registering a business or self-employed/freelance occupation with the statutory accident insurance fund Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Registration with the competent accident insurance provider must be completed within one week. If the business form or corporate activity of your company changes, you are required to register that change with the competent accident insurance provider within four weeks. This registration obligation applies independently of the fact that you may have already submitted a business notification. Commercial trade associations, organised by industry, are generally the competent insurance providers for companies, institutions and freelancers. Agricultural trade associations, organised by region, are the competent bodies for agricultural activities. Public insurance providers (accident insurance offices) are the competent bodies for public institutions and companies. Entrepreneurs or freelancers are not usually automatically insured. However, they may take out voluntary insurance with their trade association against the effects of accidents at work and while travelling to or from the workplace. and work-related illnesses. Note: Only one accident insurance provider is ever competent for your company, even if your company has divisions in different industries. This is decided on the basis of the main focus of the company _ you are not entitled to choose your provider.

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Forms: None Can I register online? You can register your company or your freelance/self-employed occupation online using a web form. Do I need to register in writing? No Do I need to register in person? No

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Preconditions
The registration obligation applies in the following circumstances: when starting up a new company when changing the business form or corporate activity

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You can register with your insurance provider online using a web form. Complete the online form by answering the questions contained therein in order to register your company or freelance/self-employed occupation. Your application will then be automatically forwarded on to your accident insurance provider. Once you have completed the web form, you will receive a copy of the application for download and the contact details of your accident insurance provider. You will then receive a notification from your accident insurance provider by post confirming inclusion of your company/occupation. Note: You will also need to register domestic help with the statutory accident insurance fund. This may also be done using a web form via the Central Agency for Marginal Employment [Minijob-Zentrale].

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