Do I still have health insurance cover after completing my studies?
Please definitely contact your health insurance company to clarify the situation with regard to your membership.
a) Students insured by the statutory health system
You can continue the insurance on an optional basis. The contribution for optional insurance is generally calculated from your actual income. The minimum monthly contribution is approx. € 160 (over 23 years of age with no children) with an income of up to € 922 gross. If you earn more than €450 during this period and are employed for more than two months your health insurance may be covered by your employer. Whilst looking for a job it is also possible under certain circumstances that unemployed EU citizens may be insured through their parents in their home country.
Students insured by a private health system are exempt from the mandatory health insurance or are foreign students who started studying after the age of 30. You need to clarify the optional insurance directly with the private health insurance company. Statutory insurance is only available once you start working after completing your studies. Your income must then be a minimum of € 451 per month. The contributions are calculated based on your salary.
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