Private Health Insurance

Increase in the number of insured persons in 2010 was successful for the private health insurance companies. With almost nine million insured people and thus connected by 1.0 percent compared to the previous year the industry looks confidently on the coming years. The private insurance Portal informs about the background. The figures show that the private insurers in the field of insurance as well as the supplementary insurance recorded positive developments. This is evident, inter alia in relation to the long-term care insurance.

Private provision is becoming increasingly important due to the increase in life expectancy. So, 2010 more than 200,000 persons completed a supplementary care insurance. Although the increase turned out less with nearly 85,000 new insured than in the previous year, the private health insurance companies are optimistic. The Association of private health insurance the numbers on it are noisy due to that as a result of the force since early 2009 insurance many up to that time chose uninsured private insurance, resulting in a significant customer growth resulted. Until end of 2010 the gross income of workers had to exceed three years compulsory insurance, so that they could switch in a private health insurance. The abolition of this period the sector hopes is another plus. In addition, that the limit of the compulsory insurance was reduced this year, which also facilitates the Exchange.