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Advice from the artists' social insurance fund for self-employed artists or journalists who are not insured

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

As a self-employed artist or journalist, you may have to take out insurance through the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK).
If necessary, you can contact the KSK. The KSK

  • informs you about the insurance in the statutory health, nursing care and pension insurance,
  • informs you about your rights and obligations in connection with insurance and
  • advises you on registration.

In addition, the KSK will advise you on request on the following topics, among others:

  • Is the artists' social insurance a compulsory insurance?
  • How can you insure yourself through the KSK?
  • What requirements do you have to meet?
  • Are you a self-employed artist or journalist?
  • How high are the contributions and costs?
  • What benefits does the KSK provide?
  • What are the advantages of the KSK?
  • Are there special regulations for newcomers to the profession?
  • Can you have another self-employed activity or dependent employment on the side?
  • When can you insure yourself as a student via the KSK?
  • Can you choose private health insurance?
  • When and how can you register with the KSK?

Self-employed artists or journalists only have to pay half of their contributions themselves. A federal subsidy as well as the artists' social security contribution of the companies finance the other half of the contributions.


Process flow

Contact the KSK:

  • Ask the KSK questions by phone or in writing or
  • request information on artists' social insurance by e-mail.
  • The KSK will inform you in writing, by telephone or by e-mail.
Requirements

You are not yet registered with the KSK as an artistically or journalistically self-employed person.

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any documentation.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

by telephone: usually none
in writing or electronically: usually 1 to 5 days

Legal basis
Appeal

There is no provision for appeal.

Applications / forms

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author
Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Process flow

Contact the KSK:

  • Ask the KSK questions by phone or in writing or
  • request information on artists' social insurance by e-mail.
  • The KSK will inform you in writing, by telephone or by e-mail.

Requirements

You are not yet registered with the KSK as an artistically or journalistically self-employed person.

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any documentation.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

by telephone: usually none
in writing or electronically: usually 1 to 5 days

Legal basis

Appeal

There is no provision for appeal.

Applications / forms

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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