If you are moving to Germany to work as an expatriate, there is a lot to think about. Not least the German healthcare system, which can appear complicated at first. We want to help you understand how healthcare in Germany works, how it is paid for and your options as a professional working in Germany.
All salaried employees in Germany must have health insurance which is equivalent to the cover of the statutory health insurance. If you fall within a specific income band, joining a state health care scheme is usually compulsory. However, if your income is above or below these limits you can opt to take out private health insurance which can offer benefits, both financial and in treatment, over state insurance.