Long-term care insurance contribution

The contribution that each and every legally insured person has to pay for long-term care insurance is regulated by law.

The contribution rate for the statutory long-term care insurance is 3.05% of the contributory income of the insured person up to the contribution assessment limit. Childless persons pay a contribution surcharge of 0.25 percentage points, which is levied from the month following the 23rd birthday of the insured person. The contribution assessment limit is 41,400 euros.

For special groups of people, such as .B agricultural entrepreneurs, there are different legal regulations.

For further information, please contact your health or care insurance company.

As a rule, the contributions are to be paid to the health insurance company, which must then forward them immediately to the nursing care fund. Please clarify with your health insurance company which documents are necessary.


In principle, every insured person is liable to pay contributions. Family members are exempt from contributions for the duration of family insurance. You can ask the health insurance company for further exceptions.

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  • ยงยง 54 to 60 Social Code Eleventh Book (SGB XI)

The payment of contributions is regulated upon conclusion of the health and long-term care insurance.

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