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If you receive unemployment benefits (ALG I or ALG II), you do not pay any contributions for health insurance
If you are receiving unemployment benefits (ALG I or ALG II) from the Federal Employment Agency, you automatically remain insured in the statutory health and nursing care insurance system during this time. You can continue to use almost all services like normal. The Federal Employment Agency pays your contributions for you. This is also the case if you receive no unemployment benefits during a hold-off period.
Not receiving any benefits from the Federal Employment Agency? Then you have two options:
Whether you have signed up with the Federal Employment Agency or not; you must be insured even during periods of unemployment. Please let us know what your status is, so you can continue to benefit from our comprehensive insurance cover.