In short, social security comprises five different areas. In addition to health insurance, there is also accident insurance, nursing care insurance, pension insurance and unemployment insurance. As a result, social security covers a lot of topics in the areas of workplace accidents, nursing care and unemployment.
As a trainee, you are especially vulnerable from a social security perspective and therefore are required to get social security cover – and this applies regardless of whether you receive a salary or not, by the way. In the case of trainees receiving a salary of €325 or less, the employer will cover the full costs of social security.