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Insure employees working temporarily abroad under statutory accident insurance

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If your employees are working abroad temporarily and want the statutory accident insurance to continue to apply, you generally have to apply for this.

Statutory accident insurance offers companies the option of continuing to insure employees even if they are working abroad temporarily.

Employees must work abroad for the same company that employs them in Germany. In addition, the duration of the work abroad must be contractually limited from the outset.

Your company must submit an application for this. Insurance cover begins on the day the application is received by the employers' liability insurance association or federal and railroad accident insurance.

This application is not necessary if insurance cover already exists under other statutory regulations. These include, for example

  • Cases where the so-called emanation regulation of the German Social Code applies
  • regulations under European law
  • Social insurance agreements between 2 or more countries

Process flow

You can apply for international insurance online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can log in.
    • If you would like to receive a reply from your Berufsgenossenschaft or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Company Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
    • If you would like to receive the reply by post, you can continue without registering.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find them using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Complete the online form and send it off.
  • Your notification will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback via the desired channel.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there if necessary.

Message by post:

  • Send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Note: Some employers' liability insurance associations and accident insurance funds provide a suitable form on their websites.

  • Download it from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund and fill it out.
  • Then send it with the required documents by post or via the online portal to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
Requirements
  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund offers insurance abroad.
  • There is no insurance cover under European law, via social security agreements or via the social security code's emanation regulation.
  • The person who is to work abroad is employed by the company.
  • The person continues to work for the domestic company after working abroad.
  • The duration of the stay abroad is contractually limited from the outset.
Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must submit the application before you start working abroad, as retroactive insurance cover is not possible.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes (partially)

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

30.01.2023

Teaser

If your employees are working abroad temporarily and want the statutory accident insurance to continue to apply, you generally have to apply for this.

Process flow

You can apply for international insurance online or by post.

Online service:

  • Call up the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can log in.
    • If you would like to receive a reply from your Berufsgenossenschaft or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Company Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
    • If you would like to receive the reply by post, you can continue without registering.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find them using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Complete the online form and send it off.
  • Your notification will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback via the desired channel.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there if necessary.

Message by post:

  • Send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Note: Some employers' liability insurance associations and accident insurance funds provide a suitable form on their websites.

  • Download it from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund and fill it out.
  • Then send it with the required documents by post or via the online portal to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Requirements

  • Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund offers insurance abroad.
  • There is no insurance cover under European law, via social security agreements or via the social security code's emanation regulation.
  • The person who is to work abroad is employed by the company.
  • The person continues to work for the domestic company after working abroad.
  • The duration of the stay abroad is contractually limited from the outset.

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must submit the application before you start working abroad, as retroactive insurance cover is not possible.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employer's liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes (partially)

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: Yes

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

30.01.2023

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