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Everything you need to stay healthy

Your start in Germany: With top health insurance and services

You are moving to Germany soon and are looking for a health insurance? Around 9 million members place their trust in Barmer. And there are many reasons for you to do the same: 

  • Free choice of doctor and hospital: In the event of illness, Barmer members can choose freely between all registered medical practitioners and hospitals.
  • 24/7 English Service HotlineCall our English-speaking advisors directly whenever you have questions or require support. We are always happy to assist you.
  • Sick pay: Barmer is here for you when you‘re unable to work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury. 
  • Free family insurance cover: With Barmer, you pay a single contribution – no matter how big your family is. This means that your spouse or partner and your children are co-insured free of charge.
  • Teeth: Healthy teeth are priceless. BARMER covers the costs for dental treatment and check-ups – without time limit and in accordance with statutory provisions and non-statutory benefits.
  • Digital: Manage your health insurance online with the Barmer-App: You can download your health insurance certificate, make changes to your personal details, fill out forms and upload your sick notes from wherever you are.

Become a Barmer member in three simple steps:

Step 1: Complete the Barmer application form

Applying for Barmer membership is easy. Simply complete the online application form or call our English Service Hotline.

Step 2: We take care of the paperwork.

We apply for your social security and health insurance number.

Step 3: Inform your employer or university

You'll be provided with any necessary certificates immediately.

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The right choice for international residents of Germany.

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Any questions left? We're there for you.

When you first arrive in Germany and your German isn‘t that good yet, it‘s helpful to have someone you can talk with in English. Your BARMER representative will personally deal with your questions as quickly as possible.

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Barmer for students

Are you interested in health insurance for students? Barmer is here for you – with excellent services, extra benefits and affordable contributions that are perfectly tailored to your needs. 

Barmer for employees

All kinds of challenges may arise in your professional life. With Barmer, you can rest assured that you‘re in safe hands with complete health cover.  

Barmer for families

What matters most to families is peace of mind, good health and having lots of time for one another. And that's exactly what our health plans and benefits are aimed at. 
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