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Schleswig-Holstein

Applying for voluntary insurance and voluntary supplementary insurance in agricultural accident insurance

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are not compulsorily insured through an employers' liability insurance association, you may be able to insure yourself voluntarily against accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational illnesses. This option is also available for volunteers under certain conditions.

As an agricultural, forestry or horticultural entrepreneur, you are subject to compulsory insurance for statutory accident insurance. This insures you against the consequences of work and commuting accidents as well as occupational illnesses.
In addition to this basic entitlement, you have the option of voluntary supplementary insurance as a

  • entrepreneur
  • and your spouse or partner working with you. With voluntary supplementary insurance, you can adjust the cash benefits to your personal needs.

Voluntary insurance is also possible for

  • Entrepreneurs of non-commercially operated beekeeping businesses
  • Volunteers who hold a special office in a non-profit organization, for example on the board of directors. Prerequisites:
    • the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG) is responsible for the organization and
    • You are not already compulsorily insured under other regulations.

An application is required for voluntary insurance or supplementary insurance. The insurance begins on the day after the application is received by the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture.
The SVLFG specifies the maximum and minimum sums insured for voluntary supplementary insurance. You are free to choose the sum insured within these limits. As a rule, the chosen sum insured should correspond to your actual financial circumstances. It forms the basis for calculating your contributions and the cash benefits in the event of an insured event.
The SVLFG regulates the details of the insurance, such as contributions and the calculation of cash benefits. The amount of medical benefits is not limited. This includes, for example, acute treatment and rehabilitation.
Whether the SVLFG is responsible for you depends on the type and object of your company or your self-employed activity.


Process flow

You can apply for voluntary insurance or supplementary insurance informally by post, fax, e-mail, telephone or via the service portal of the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture.

The SVLFG also offers an application form for supplementary insurance:

If you wish to apply by post, e-mail or fax:

  • Download the change form from the SVLFG website and print it out.
  • Send the completed amendment form to the SVLFG.
  • The SVLFG will send you a notification of the start of the insurance.

If you want to register online:

  • Call up the SVLFG service portal. You will find the application form in the media center of the service portal.
  • Complete the application form in full and submit it via the service portal.
  • The SVLFG will send you a notification that your insurance has started.
Requirements
  • Voluntary insurance is only possible for persons working in an honorary capacity if they are not already subject to compulsory insurance.
Which documents are required?

The following documents are generally required to verify the insurance eligibility of volunteers:

  • current version of the articles of association / partnership agreement of the non-profit organization
  • Proof of the non-profit status of the organization
  • Proof of election to an official office or appointment to a prominent position
  • Proof of its/their unpaid exercise

The SVLFG will request further documents on a case-by-case basis.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you for the registration.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
    For detailed information on how to lodge an appeal, please refer to the decision of the accident insurance institution.
  • Legal action before the social court
Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

Author

Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

21.09.2022

Teaser

If you are not compulsorily insured through an employers' liability insurance association, you may be able to insure yourself voluntarily against accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational illnesses. This option is also available for volunteers under certain conditions.

Process flow

You can apply for voluntary insurance or supplementary insurance informally by post, fax, e-mail, telephone or via the service portal of the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture.

The SVLFG also offers an application form for supplementary insurance:

If you wish to apply by post, e-mail or fax:

  • Download the change form from the SVLFG website and print it out.
  • Send the completed amendment form to the SVLFG.
  • The SVLFG will send you a notification of the start of the insurance.

If you want to register online:

  • Call up the SVLFG service portal. You will find the application form in the media center of the service portal.
  • Complete the application form in full and submit it via the service portal.
  • The SVLFG will send you a notification that your insurance has started.

Requirements

  • Voluntary insurance is only possible for persons working in an honorary capacity if they are not already subject to compulsory insurance.

Which documents are required?

The following documents are generally required to verify the insurance eligibility of volunteers:

  • current version of the articles of association / partnership agreement of the non-profit organization
  • Proof of the non-profit status of the organization
  • Proof of election to an official office or appointment to a prominent position
  • Proof of its/their unpaid exercise

The SVLFG will request further documents on a case-by-case basis.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you for the registration.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    For detailed information on how to lodge an appeal, please refer to the decision of the accident insurance institution.
  • Legal action before the social court

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

Author

Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

21.09.2022

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