German Pension Insurance Baden-Württemberg

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German Pension Insurance
social insurance Statutory pension insurance
legal form Public corporation
founding October 4, 2005
Jurisdiction Baden-Württemberg
Managing directors Andreas Schwarz
Insured 4.1 million (2017)
pensioner 1.5 million (2015)
Budget volume around 17 billion (2015)
Employee around 3600 (2015)

The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg is a regional carrier of the German pension insurance with headquarters in Karlsruhe and a seat in Stuttgart . The chairman of the management board is Andreas Schwarz.

History and organization

The German Pension Insurance Baden-Württemberg is legally independent and emerged from the former State Insurance Institution (LVA) Baden-Württemberg. The renaming took place in October 2005. The LVA Baden-Württemberg had previously been created on January 1, 2001 through the merger of the LVA Baden in Karlsruhe and LVA Württemberg in Stuttgart.

In the area of ​​benefits (responsible for pensions, contribution matters, occupational and medical rehabilitation as well as for the company audit) there are 15 regional centers, nine of which are in the regions and six at the headquarters. In the state of Württemberg there are the external regional centers Aalen , Heilbronn , Ravensburg , Reutlingen , Schwäbisch Hall and Ulm .

Before the merger with the LVA Württemberg there were no regional centers in the Baden area. External regional centers for the Baden region are located in Freiburg , Offenburg , Mannheim and Villingen-Schwenningen . In addition to the external regional centers, there are internal regional centers in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.

There are also other branch offices (information and advice centers) in Freudenstadt , Göppingen , Lörrach , Pforzheim , Sigmaringen , Singen , Stuttgart and Tauberbischofsheim (2009: 14 more, 2005: 18 more).

Since October 1, 2005, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg, like every regional agency, has been responsible for advising all insured persons in the statutory pension insurance and on August 1, 2007 also took over the advisory network of the German Federal Pension Insurance Association . Since January 1, 2007, the clinics have been independently outsourced to the RehaZentren Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (around 1100 employees).

The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg also operates the joint service centers for rehabilitation in Baden-Württemberg, where severely disabled people receive advice and help.

In 2010, service centers for old-age provision were set up in Mannheim, Ravensburg and Stuttgart that provide neutral, provider-independent and free information on financial provision for old age. Since March 1, 2011, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg has been offering this service nationwide in all regional centers.

With around 3,600 employees and over 4 million insured persons, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg is the largest regional provider of the German pension insurance. It is also the liaison office for pension matters with Greece , Liechtenstein , Switzerland and Cyprus .

Historical research on the Nazi era

In 2017, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Württemberg had the history of its predecessor organizations, the two state insurance institutions (LVA) Baden and Württemberg, examined during the Nazi era . In his relevant study, the commissioned contemporary historian Christoph Wehner ( University of Jena ) came to the conclusion that the two insurance companies were more involved in the discrimination of Jews and political opponents of the National Socialists as alleged pests of the “national community” than previously assumed. After the self-government was completely disempowered and the Führer principle was implemented , the target group of pensioners was less the sick, the elderly and the disabled, but rather the “racially valuable” so-called Volksgenossen. In 1937 a pension committee for "public enemies" was set up, which implemented the exclusion of the Jewish insured persons from the catalog of benefits.


  • Christoph Wehner: The State Insurance Institutions of Baden and Württemberg in the “Third Reich” - Personnel Policy, Administration and Pension Practice 1933-1945 . German Pension Insurance Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe 2017, ISBN 978-3-9818343-0-7 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. German Federal Pension Insurance - Statistics Volume - Insured 2017. Accessed on November 24, 2019 .
  2. a b c Annual Report 2015. Accessed December 19, 2015 .
  3. ^ Martin Pozsgai: Promotion in the office: LVA Stuttgart. In: online magazine moderneREGIONAL, issue 14/3. Retrieved November 15, 2014 .
  4. Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund - Statistics Volume - Insured 2017.; accessed on November 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Christoph Wehner: The state insurance institutions Baden and Württemberg in the "Third Reich". Personnel policy, administration and pension practice 1933–1945 . German Pension Insurance Baden-Württemberg. Karlsruhe 2017, pp. 66–72.