Students from rest other countries have to obtain a health insurance in Germany, even if they have a health insurance in their country of birth. This insurance largely coverage lasts to the semester end, the contributions are required to be paid for the entire semester, whilst even if you leave Germany beforehand or had taken a drop out of university.
Those students from other countries, who are less than thirty years of age or have not finished the fourteenth subject-related semester can opt between a private or a compulsory health insurance. To become a member of a private health insurance, a confirmation of exoneration from compulsory coverage is required. This type of liberation is irrevocable during your study visit to Germany. You have to apply for this during the first three months after the start of your studies.
Those students from other countries who are older than thirty years of age or have finished the fourteenth subject-related semester can only get insurance from a private health insurance company.
What to consider when visiting a Doctor?
In case you want to consult with a doctor you will have to show him your health insurance card. The doctor will use your card to settle the costs of the treatment with your health insurance. Many doctors in Germany make appointments, so if possible you should try and call in advance to set a date and time for your visit.
Where to purchase the medicine and how payment should be done?
For instance, if you are unwell the physician would prescribe certain medicines essential for your treatment and recovery. Though the expense of these prescribed medicaments is generally covered by your health insurance company, the insured individual had to do a co-payment. Normally, the co-payment is ten percent of the medicament cost, however, there is a minimum of five Euro and a maximum of ten Euro per prescription. Notably, the prescribed medicament has to be licensed in Germany.
Few medication are exempted from co-payment. Please consult your doctor for further information. OTC pharmaceuticals usually have to be paid by an insured individual alone.
The insured individual has to submit the prescription at a pharmacy and had to give the co-payment there.
Traveling Health Insurance
When you got your visa and going for stamping for your visa you need traveling health insurance valid till you will be in Germany.
So you have to take traveling health insurance before you fly to Germany. There are so many health insurance companies provide traveling health insurance but some of them are only valid in the German embassy. So you have to be careful to select your traveling health insurance.
Here is the list of health insurance which is valid in German embassy.
In case you are unable to go to College / University you have to send a sick certificate to your College / University Choice of Health Insurance in Germany.
In Germany, there is two types of health insurance (Public and Private health insurance) is available so you can choose one of them during your first three months in Germany. After that, if you have chosen Public health insurance then you have to be with public health insurance during your study period.
Here are some Health Insurance which you should choose:
DAK-Gesundheit is one of Germany's most innovative and advanced health-care providers. We serve more than 6.6 million members and are the third largest health-care insurance in Germany. According to a recent study by the consumer magazine “Focus Money”, university students choosing DAK-Gesundheit can expect the best policy conditions, attractive rates and premium refunds. You can find us in one of our conveniently located 850 service centers.
Allgemeinen Orts Krankenkassen, the most widespread Organization with 15 regional branches having altogether nearly 24 million members. AOK has a special service for students. You can find accessible office locations, directly on-site in many universities and college towns. The AOK Student-Service gives you competent, detailed advice when you need it. As Germany's largest health insurance organization the AOK has also the administrative and financial strength to provide excellent medical care at moderate rates.
BARMER is Germany's one of the leading health insurance fund. Our dedicated and qualified staff at over 1,000 branches around the country is always happy to help with any questions concerning your health.
With TK you can be sure of excellent medical care and in addition receive great services. TK is well placed financially. And this pays off for the members: With the TK dividend you can receive 80 Euro refund for 2014.
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