Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Health

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Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Health
social insurance Statutory health insurance
Cash register type Guild Health Insurance Fund
legal form Public corporation
founding 1996
Jurisdiction GermanyGermany Germany
Seat Berlin
Administrative headquarters Dortmund
Board Peter Kaetsch
Supervisory authority Federal Social Security Office
Insured 414,343 (June 30, 2018)
Employee over 700
Website www.big-direkt.de

The Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Gesundheit ( Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Gesundheit ) ( BIG direct healthy ) based in Berlin and administration in Dortmund is a German guild health insurance fund . As a health insurance company , it is a corporation under public law . It was founded in 1996 by the Federal Guild of Hearing Aid Acousticians . BIG's CEO is Peter Kaetsch, and Markus Bäumer is the deputy CEO. The board of directors is represented on the employer side by Robert Leitl (chairman), the employee side is represented by Helmut Krause as chairman.

The BIG administration building at Dortmunder U

BIG direkt healthy is open nationwide and, according to its own information, looks after more than 414,000 insured persons and 100,000 employers. It has a few branches (in Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Hamburg) and has been offering its services as a direct health insurance fund since it was founded, making it Germany's first direct health insurance fund. The contribution rates should have always been below the average rate of statutory health insurance (GKV) since it was founded . A logo relaunch (including a name change) was carried out on July 1, 2009: the short form “BIG Gesundheit” became “BIG direkt healthy”. On January 1, 2015, the company health insurance fund of Victoria and DAS insurance companies was merged .

Contribution rates

Since January 1, 2009 the contribution rates have been standardized by the legislator. After the statutory reduction in contributions from January 1, 2015, BIG will raise an income-related additional contribution of 0.7 percent of the underlying income from this date . In 2016, BIG raised the additional contribution to 1.0 percent, and in April 2020 it increased the additional contribution to 1.3 percent.

Healthy Hub

Together with four other health insurance companies ( mhplus , HEK , IKK Südwest , SBK ), BIG launched the so-called Healthy Hub in 2017. The aim of the Healthy Hub is to enable start-ups from the digital health sector to enter the health market. However, this should not be about financing and profit sharing, but primarily about a market test of the digital offers - all five health insurance companies together reach around three million insured persons in Germany.

Alexa skill

At the beginning of October 2019, BIG published a free Alexa skill that is supposed to help babies with difficulty falling asleep. The skill relies on white noise , which, according to a study from 1990, very effectively promotes falling asleep quickly. Eight different noises are used, such as a hairdryer, extractor hood, a moving car or vacuum cleaner noises.

Web links

Commons : Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Gesundheit  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b provider identification. Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Gesundheit, accessed on April 4, 2014 .
  2. a b About the BIG direct healthy: Your direct health insurance - BIG direct healthy. Bundesinnungskrankenkasse Gesundheit, accessed on November 3, 2018 .
  3. The management of the BIG Direktkrankenkasse. Retrieved June 14, 2019 .
  4. Change in the board of directors: Scheer hands over chairmanship to Leitl. Retrieved June 14, 2019 .
  5. BIG customer center. Retrieved May 6, 2019 .
  6. Bernd H. Mühlbauer, Fabian Kellerhoff, David Matusiewicz: Future perspectives of the health economy . 2nd Edition. LIT Verlag Münster, 2012, ISBN 978-3-643-11415-0 , p. 295 f . ( Preview in Google Book Search).
  7. Additional contribution from BIG direkt healthy - www.krankenkasseninfo.de. Retrieved April 26, 2017 .
  8. BIG contribution rate. In: big-direkt.de. Retrieved March 27, 2020 .
  9. Healthy Hub: Health insurers are giving themselves a makeover - WiWo founder. Retrieved May 24, 2019 .
  10. JA Spencer, DJ Moran, A. Lee, D. Talbert: White noise and sleep induction. In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Volume 65, Number 1, January 1990, pp. 135-137, doi : 10.1136 / adc.65.1.135 , PMID 2405784 , PMC 1792397 (free full text).
  11. Katja Derstroff: Sound app helps babies fall asleep. In: bild.de. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .

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