Policy Article

Rising additional contributions of the statutory health insurance: flash in the pan or evergreen? (in German)


  • Boysen-Hogrefe
  • J.
Publication Date

The financial situation of the statutory health insurance in Germany dramatically deteriorated in recent years despite extremely favourable labour market conditions. The author Jens Boysen-Hogrefe shows that deterioration is due to high cost dynamics. If they continue the extra contribution rate will reach 1.8% in 2020.

Kiel Institute Expert


Key Words

  • Social Insurance
  • Statutory Health Care Insurance