Getting started | January 20, 2020 Health insurance - What is important to know?

Spoilt for choice: statutory or private health insurance? All you need to know!

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Health insurance - What is important to know?

You wonder how the people in Hamburg spend Christmas?

The health insurance system in Germany can be difficult to understand. As a new citizen you might ask yourself:

  • Do I have to insure myself at all?
  • What is the best choice for me?
  • What is the difference between statutory and private health insurance?
  • How are services billed?
  • How much do I have to pay myself?

The Hamburg Welcome Center will show you the most important differences to help you make the right decision. We support you with detailed information and show you the advantages and disadvantages of the health insurance systems.

5 pm on Monday, January 20th 2019
Our speech will take about 40 minutes. Afterwards there is time to get together, answer your questions and get in touch with each other.

Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Hamburg), Adolphsplatz 1
Room: “Alster-Zimmer”
Please walk through the main entrance, turn left and go up the stairs to the first floor. Turn right and go to the end of the aisle. You will find the room on the right side.

Public transportation: Please check and type in the address.

Registration: Attending is free of charge. Please sign up until January 20, 2020. Simply send an email to if you wish to attend the event. The group size is limited - you will receive a written confirmation.

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