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The Seekasse was founded on January 1st, 1907 . It was part of the marine social insurance , which also included the See-Berufsgenossenschaft , the See-Krankenkasse (until December 31, 2007), the Seemannskasse and the See-Pflegekasse (until December 31, 2007).


Until September 30, 2005, all seafaring employees were insured with the Seekasse . In addition, all coastal skippers and coastal fishermen who employed a maximum of four employees were subject to insurance with the Seekasse.

On October 1, 2005, the Seekasse merged with the Bundesknappschaft and the Bahnversicherungsanstalt to form the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See . The insured, for which the Seekasse was previously responsible, were completely taken over by the joint provider.

In contrast, those employed in inland shipping are insured with the responsible regional agency of the German Pension Insurance (former LVAen).

The Seekasse was previously responsible for providing benefits if five years of sea voyage were completed in the area of ​​workers' pension insurance or a nautical contribution was made for employees.

With the organizational reform in the pension insurance, the division into manual workers and salaried employees was abolished; since the merger, a nautical contribution - regardless of the type of employment - has been sufficient to establish responsibility for the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See.


At the end of 2003 there were 251,053 pension accounts at the Seekasse. At the same time, the Seekasse paid 109,624 pensions .

Organizational reform in the pension insurance

After the organizational reform in the statutory pension insurance , which came into force on October 1, 2005 , the pension insurance institutions appear under the new name of German Pension Insurance . In addition, the number of carriers has been reduced at the federal level, where the Federal Insurance Institute for Salaried Employees and the Association of German pension insurance institutions to the new German Federal Pension Insurance and the Federal Miners who Bahnversicherungsanstalt and the maritime fund the new German Pension Insurance for Miners-Bahn Lake merged.

The individual state insurance institutions remain regional carriers and now operate under the name Deutsche Rentenversicherung and the previous regional name, e.g. B. German Pension Insurance Baden-Württemberg . It is expected that some of the 22 regional carriers will also merge after the organizational reform at the federal level.

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