IKK southwest

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IKK southwest
social insurance Statutory health insurance
Cash register type Guild Health Insurance Fund
legal form Public corporation
founding July 1, 2009
Jurisdiction HesseHesse Hesse , Rhineland-Palatinate , Saarland
Seat Saarbrücken
Board Roland Engehausen, Jörg Loth
Supervisory authority Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family, Saarbrücken
Insured 637,792 (as of June 1, 2019)
Offices 21st
Website www.ikk-suedwest.de

The IKK Southwest , based in Saarland, Saarbrücken is a German Innungskrankenkasse that emerged on 1 July 2009 from the merger of IKK Southwest-direct and IKK Southwest-Plus. It is open to the federal states of Hesse , Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland . As a health insurance company , it is a corporation under public law.


In 1995 the IKK des Saarland was founded with its headquarters in Saarbrücken. The IKK Rheinland-Pfalz headquarters in Mainz emerged in August 1995 from the merger of the IKK Rheinhessen-Pfalz and the IKK Rheinland-Pfalz Nord. Due to the numerous local offices, the IKK Rhineland-Palatinate was characterized by a comprehensive service. The IKK des Saarlandes and the IKK Rheinland-Pfalz have been cooperating with each other since 2004. In the same year, the IKK des Saarland operated under the new name IKK Südwest-Direkt. The IKK Rhineland-Palatinate renamed IKK Südwest-Plus in 2005. On July 1, 2009, the IKK Südwest-Direkt merged with the IKK Südwest-Plus to form the IKK Südwest. On October 1, 2011, she wanted to merge with AOK Saarland and AOK Rhineland-Palatinate to form Gesundheitskasse Südwest . On September 6, 2011, it was announced that IKK Südwest had withdrawn its application for approval of the merger.

In its meeting on February 24, 2014, the administrative board of IKK Südwest appointed Roland Engehausen (from July 2014) and Jörg Loth as the new dual leadership on the board. The long-standing CEO, Frank Spaniol, was dismissed without notice in April 2013 due to fraud.

Since October 1, 2013, the IKK Südwest has been the first and at that time the only statutory health insurance company to include in its statutes a partial reimbursement of services in the areas of homeopathy and naturopathic treatment, which were provided by an alternative practitioner . The Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family in Saarbrücken, as the supervisory authority, issued the approval if the alternative practitioner is a qualified service provider within the meaning of the statutes (association membership, etc.). The amount of reimbursement for each insured person and calendar year in the homeopathy / other naturopathic area is a maximum of 30 euros per session, for a total of up to five sessions.

Contribution rates

Since January 1, 2009 the contribution rates have been standardized by the legislator. Until December 31, 2014, the IKK did not levy any additional contribution that was independent of the health insurance fund . Since July 1, 2017, it has been charging an income-related additional contribution of 1.5 percent of the contributory income, which is above the national average.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. IKK Südwest in numbers. Retrieved June 20, 2019 .
  2. IKK Südwest withdraws application for a merger with AOK Rheinland-Pfalz and AOK des Saarlandes for the time being ( Memento from January 20, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Michael Jungmann: Ex-board member Spaniol has speculated. In: Saarbrücker Zeitung . November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2018 .
  4. ^ Statutes of the IKK Südwest. In: ikk-suedwest.de. Retrieved November 17, 2018 .
  5. https://www.ikk-suedwest.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/satzung_der_ikk_suedwest_krankenversicherung_01_01_2019.pdf : Benefit reimbursement for alternative healing methods. In: ikk-suedwest.de. Retrieved November 17, 2018 .
  6. IKK Südwest increases contribution rate to 15.8 percent. In: Saarbrücker Zeitung. December 16, 2014, accessed November 17, 2018 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 14 ′ 13.1 ″  N , 6 ° 59 ′ 26.4 ″  E