Health insurance is mandatory in Germany. There is a large number of health insurers available. You can find a selection of health insurers online or in the phone book under the heading ‘Krankenkassen’ (health insurers).
You can register with the health insurer of your choice as follows:
- Personal application
- Via your employer
- Via the Agentur für Arbeit/Jobcenter
If your spouse already has health insurance, you and your children (up to a certain age limit) can also be insured with the same insurer with family insurance.