Good health is a precious commodity. Preventive healthcare and access to the best available medical treatments are essential to our quality of life. That‘s why at Barmer, we take healthcare to the next level – by providing our members with award-winning services and a wide range of extra benefits. Barmer is your gateway to one of the best healthcare systems in the world, with German hospitals and physicians offering the highest quality of care available. As a patient, you can even choose which doctor or specialist you wish to visit. In Germany, health insurance, long-term care insurance, accident insurance, pension insurance and unemployment insurance are mandatory. Around 9 million members place their trust in Barmer. And there are many reasons for you to do the same.
Step 1: Complete the Barmer application form
Applying for Barmer membership is easy. Simply complete the online application form or call our hotline.
Step 2: We take care of your change to Barmer
If necessary, we will contact your current health insurance provider to clarify whether the change is possible at the desired time.
Step 3: Inform your employer or university
You'll be provided with any necessary certificates for that immediately.
We apply for your social security and health insurance number (it takes around 3-5 days to receive the numbers).
Within the next 24 hours you will get a welcome e-mail including a certificate of membership and exclusive information regarding how the social security system in Germany works! Please note: If you send the form late on Friday/Saturday/Sunday you will receive an answer on Monday.
What services does Barmer pay for? How can I find a doctor? Answers to many questions can be found in our FAQ section.
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