German Federal Pension Insurance
Federal Pension Insurance
|social insurance||Statutory pension insurance|
|legal form||Public corporation|
|founding||October 1, 2005
formerly BfA: since August 1, 1953
|Board||Christian Amsinck and Dagmar König
(Alternating Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the German Pension Insurance Association)
|Managing directors||Gundula Roßbach President|
|Budget volume||142.9 billion euros|
The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund is a corporation under public law with self-administration . It is based in Berlin and has offices in Brandenburg an der Havel , Gera , Stralsund and Würzburg . As the largest of the 16 German pension insurance institutions, in addition to looking after the insured and pensioners, it also performs basic and cross-sectional tasks as well as the common matters of all pension insurance institutions, for example in the areas of public relations, statistics and finances.
Tasks and achievements
Insurance and Pension
In 2016, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund cleared around 800,000 insurance accounts. In addition, there are around 13.5 million first-time or renewed pension reports and around 1.6 million pension reports that have been sent. In addition, over 700,000 pension applications were submitted in 2016, of which 660,000 were new applications.
Rehabilitation and participation in working life
In 2016, the German Federal Pension Insurance Fund received 746 820 applications for medical rehabilitation . In addition, there are more than 140,000 applications for benefits for participation in working life (vocational rehabilitation).
The German Pension Insurance Association has built up a dense network of rehabilitation centers. These are distributed at 22 locations nationwide. The rehabilitation centers of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung thus have a qualitative lead function for the entire rehabilitative care.
As part of the regular tax audits , which generally take place every four years at employers, around 410,000 employers with around 15.4 million employment relationships were audited in 2015 with regard to the proper payment of the social security contribution , the artist's social security contribution and the contributions to the statutory accident insurance .
Information and advice
Information and advice from the Deutsche Rentenversicherung took place mainly in the local information and advice centers and consultation day locations, at the voluntary insurance advisors and insured elders as well as the rehabilitation advice and the company auditing service.
In 2016, a total of around 1.7 million inquiries were answered on the free service hotline of the German Federal Pension Insurance Association (0800 1000 48070). In addition, around 344,000 inquiries were answered by e-mail.
Training and study places
The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund offers various study and training positions every year.
- Study of social security law Bachelor of Laws
- Social security clerk and social security clerk in Berlin, Gera or Stralsund
- IT specialist in application development or system integration
There is more detailed information on the training portal of the German Pension Insurance Association on the website of the German Pension Insurance Association.
The company service of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund advises employers, company and company doctors, works councils and representatives of the severely disabled on the subject of "healthy employees" and is also the point of contact for pensions and old-age provision as well as social contributions. He can be reached nationwide on 0800 1000 453.
Pension and abroad
The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund pays around 330,000 pensions in over 190 countries around the world.
Additional retirement provision
The Central Subsidy Office for Retirement Assets (ZfA) in Brandenburg / Havel carries out the tasks related to state-sponsored old-age provision. This is where the allowance applications are processed and the allowances are paid out. At the beginning of 2016, the ZfA had around 16.7 million allowance accounts.
Information projects of the German pension insurance
The "Rentenblicker - The Youth Initiative of the German Pension Insurance" makes it easier for young people between 16 and 25 to get started with the topic of old-age provision. The advice and services offered here are intended to make it clear to young people where statutory pension insurance is important for young people, for example in the case of retraining or disability benefits. It also shows why one should deal with questions of additional old-age provision as a young person.
In the Rentenblicker , information about the statutory pension insurance is tailored to the living situation of young people - be it questions about training, military and community service or about benefits for young families.
In addition, the Rentenblicker offers teaching material on the subject of old-age provision .
Generation management in working life
Deutsche Rentenversicherung is offering a new employer service under the abbreviation GeniAL. In an initial consultation, companies are to be prepared for the challenges of demographic change and to answer the questions of the aging workforce. So far, this service has only been offered nationwide in Baden-Württemberg and Swabia. Other pension funds offer this service in subregions.
The headquarters of the German Pension Insurance Association is Berlin. Branch offices are located in Gera , Stralsund , Brandenburg an der Havel and Würzburg . The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund employs around 24,300 people. The work units called the benefit department work for insured persons and pensioners depending on their date of birth. After that, insured persons and retirees who
- were born on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 17th day of a month, in Gera (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, 07497 Gera);
- were born on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 22nd or 24th day of a month, in Stralsund (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, 18431 Stralsund);
- were born on the remaining days of a month in Berlin (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, 10704 Berlin)
Brandenburg an der Havel is the seat of the Central Allowance Agency for Old Age Assets , a separate administrative unit that administers the " Riester pensions ". In Berlin there are also departments 50 ( international tasks and advisory service ) and 80 ( rehabilitation ) as well as the policy department , personnel administration and other work units.
The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund is also responsible for the transfer of the supplementary pension systems of the GDR: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund - Pension Fund for Supplementary Pension Systems - Hirschberger Straße 4, 10317 Berlin.
The central storage location for the ELENA procedure was in the Würzburg office.
The organs of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund are the self-governing organs and the directorate.
Self-governing bodies are the Federal Assembly of Representatives and the Federal Board, the Assembly of Representatives and the Board of Directors. The composition of the organs takes place partly through nomination and partly through social elections .
Federal Assembly of Representatives
The Federal Assembly of Representatives of the German Federal Pension Insurance (until July 22, 2009: Assembly of Representatives of the German Federal Pension Insurance) consists of
- 30 members, who are elected by the insured persons and employers of the German Pension Insurance Association,
- two members each from the self-governing bodies of the regional carriers and
- two members from the self-administration of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See .
The tasks of the Federal Assembly of Representatives include a. the decision on the basic and cross-sectional tasks of the pension insurance in Germany as well as the determination of the annex and the resolution of the annual accounts to the annex to the budget. Nikolaus Landgraf was elected chairman of the federal representative assembly from the group of insured persons. Valerie Holsboer was elected alternate chairman. She represents the employers' side.
The members of the representative assembly are determined by social elections . Alternating chairmen of the Representative Assembly of the German Pension Insurance Association (until July 22, 2009: Support Committee of the Representative Assembly of the German Federal Pension Insurance Association) are Valerie Holsboer (group of employers) and Herbert Neumann (group of insured persons).
|1 Bfa community||37.17%||6th|
|2 ver.di - United service union||12.72%||2|
|3 TK community||12.67%||3|
|5 Catholic Workers 'Movement (KAB) Germany eV /
Kolping Society Germany /
Federal Association of Evangelical Workers' Organizations eV
|6 BARMER-GEK insurance association||5.11%||1|
|7 BARMER interest group (BARMER GEK community)||4.48%||1|
|8 Metalworkers Union||4.41%||1|
The next social election will take place on May 31, 2017.
The Federal Board of the German Pension Insurance Association (until July 22, 2009: Board of Directors of the German Pension Insurance Association) consists of 22 members. Twelve members are elected on the proposal of the representatives of the regional carriers and two members on the proposal of the representatives of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See. A further eight members are elected at the suggestion of the representatives of the insured and employers of the German Federal Pension Insurance, elected in the context of the social election. These eight members of the federal executive committee also represent the executive committee (see below). a. the administration of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund and the decision on basic and cross-sectional tasks of the pension insurance in Germany. On October 5, 2011, Alexander Gunkel was elected chairman of the federal board. He represents the employers group. Annelie Buntenbach was elected alternating chairperson for the group of insured persons .
The board of directors administers the German Federal Pension Insurance Fund, as long as this does not affect the basic and cross-sectional tasks and common matters of the pension insurance carriers. Further tasks of the board of directors are in particular the preparation of the budget, the examination of the annual accounts and the preparation of the annual report.
The tasks of the board of directors include the management of the current administrative business as well as the performance of basic and cross-sectional tasks.
The board of directors of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund consists of a president and two directors; these are:
- President Gundula Roßbach
- Director Stephan Fasshauer
- Director Brigitte Gross
The Federal Assembly of Representatives elected Gundula Roßbach as the future President of the German Pension Insurance Association. She took over the office on January 1, 2017 from the previous President Axel Reimann. Brigitte Gross and Stephan Fasshauer were elected as further future members of the board of directors. Gross also took office on January 1, 2017. When Herbert Schillinger, a member of the Board of Directors, leaves the company, Fasshauer will succeed him. Schillinger's term of office ends in December 2017.
The German Federal Pension Insurance Association emerged on October 1, 2005 from the Federal Insurance Agency for Salaried Employees . She has also taken on tasks for the Association of German Pension Insurance Institutions (VDR).
The Federal Insurance Institution for Salaried Employees
The Federal Insurance Agency for Salaried Employees (BfA) was founded on August 1, 1953 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 857); From 1911 to 1945 there was the Reichsversicherungsanstalt für Annette (RfA) as the carrier for the salaried employee insurance, whose tasks from 1945 to 1953 in West Germany and the Federal Republic of Germany were carried out by the state insurance companies.
After German reunification in 1990, the Federal Insurance Institute for Salaried Employees took over the pension payments from the social security system of the GDR and transferred them to the German system. After the decisions of the Independent Federalism Commission , the BfA opened departments in Gera (on January 3, 1999) and in the Hanseatic city of Stralsund (October 4, 1999). In these departments, approximately 2200 employees nationwide looked after insured persons and pensioners. In addition, the Central Allowance Agency for Retirement Assets (ZfA) set up in the city of Brandenburg for the so-called “ Riester pension ”, also based on the above-mentioned resolutions, was part of the BfA.
The BfA operated information and advice centers throughout Germany as well as an inspection service for the correct collection of contributions. From 2005 the number of information and advice centers was limited to the locations where the “main building” is represented, ie Berlin, Gera, Stralsund and Brandenburg. The other information and advice centers were / are being transferred to the regional authorities. The auditing service of the German Pension Insurance Federation has been auditing accident insurance since January 2010.
Until December 31, 2004 she was solely responsible for employees, voluntarily insured persons as well as self-employed teachers, midwives, sea pilots, artists and publicists and others with compulsory insurance. a. Due to the abolition of the previous definition of the insured, since January 1, 2005 - as with all other pension funds - insured persons from all professions have been cared for.
The BfA owned rental apartments throughout Germany that were rented to entitled persons. As part of the restructuring of the BfA, 81,000 apartments were sold to the private real estate investor Deutsche Annington (today Vonovia ) at the turn of the century .
Association of German Pension Insurance Institutions
The Association of German Pension Insurance Institutions was the voluntary amalgamation of the 26 German pension insurance institutions. It was based in Frankfurt am Main until March 31, 2005 , and on April 1, 2005 it moved to Berlin . The VDR emerged from the Association of German State Insurance Institutions founded in 1919 . It was merged with the Federal Insurance Agency for Salaried Employees (BfA) on October 1, 2005 as part of the organizational reform of the German pension insurance as a basic and cross-sectional area of the newly formed German Pension Insurance Federation.
The members of the VDR were:
- the 22 state insurance institutions (LVA)
- the Federal Insurance Agency for Salaried Employees (BfA)
- the federal miners' union
- the railway insurance company
- the sea cash desk
The main areas of responsibility of the association included:
- Taking care of common matters,
- Advice on legislative proposals
- Educating the population,
- Statistical reporting,
- Further education and training of employees and
- Performing the tasks of a data center for the pension insurance institutions.
The largest department of the VDR was the main department 4 in Würzburg . She was responsible for data processing , organization and vocational training. By law, it administered the "data center" ( DSRV ) maintained by the pension insurance providers and which had been there since 1975. This led to master data records of insured persons and pensioners to detect and prevent double and multiple assignment of insurance numbers . In addition, the data can be used to establish cross-connections between pension insurance institutions and other bodies and to control the exchange of data and the creation of cross-connections in the pension insurance sector of the European Union .
Currently, an average of around one million data records are processed each day. The DSRV stores around 105 million master records for insured persons and survivors of the pension insurance.
Organizational reform in the pension insurance
As part of the organizational reform in the statutory pension insurance , the pension insurance institutions have been appearing under the new name Deutsche Rentenversicherung since October 1, 2005 , each with a designative addition (Bund, Knappschaft-Bahn-See, Berlin-Brandenburg etc.). The Federal Insurance Agency for Salaried Employees merged with the Association of German Pension Insurance Institutions, which continues its tasks as a fundamental and cross-sectional area of the new institution, to form the German Federal Pension Insurance Fund.
In doing so, the regulation was made that the German Federal Pension Insurance Association must hand over parts of its insured population to the regional carriers and the Knappschaft-Bahn-See. Previously, due to the historical distinction between salaried employees and blue-collar workers, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund had a share of around 55 percent of the insured population. Due to the change in working life, the number of people insured at the BfA increased at the expense of the state insurance institutions; In order to stop this development, the structural reform stipulated that the German Federal Pension Insurance Association should manage only 40% of the insured population in the medium term and the regional bodies should manage 55%. The remaining 5% are accounted for by the second federal sponsor, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn See, in order to allocate the number of insured persons that is economically sensible for administrative work to it. On October 1, 2005, the representatives' meeting elected the new committees of the German Pension Insurance Federation.
In 2012, the German Pension Insurance Association was awarded the Integration Prize for the exemplary employment of severely disabled people in the state of Berlin .
The organizational reform of the statutory pension insurance on October 1, 2005, in the financial department of the German pension insurance, resulted in the figures previously shown for each individual pension insurance provider only being given according to a fixed key. Only the expenditure for rehabilitation, investments and administration can still be clearly allocated to the individual providers.
With 143 billion euros (2016), the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund has the second largest public budget after the federal budget. The largest income items are the contributions paid by the insured and employers with 103 billion euros (2016). The largest expenditure items are the pension benefits with 124 billion euros (2016).
"Future Now" - magazine of the German pension insurance
The magazine "Zukunft now" appears four times a year and provides information in reports, interviews and reports on the benefits of the statutory pension insurance such as retirement, old-age provision, rehabilitation and health.
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- BFA community
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- TK community
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- BARMER-GEK Insurance Association
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