In FOCUS / 2013-04-17
Persons in employment in 2011: just under nine in ten with statutory insurance
86% of all persons in employment were insured under a statutory health insurance scheme in 2011. This applied to the large majority of employees (90%), while just slightly more than half of the self-employed (54%) were insured under a statutory health insurance scheme.
13% of all persons in employment had private health insurance coverage, that is, just under 9% of the employees and 45% of the self-employed.
Despite the obligation to insure, 0.2% of the persons in employment have no health insurance. The percentage is above average for foreign men aged 35 to 44 years (1.0%).