Social insurance with the AOK

Social insurance with the AOK


This brochure is intended for everyone who has little or no experience with social security.

It will provide you with an overview of the German social security system and the integration of individual groups into this system. Moreover, it contains explanations related to the organization and funding of the underwriters of social security insurance.

The AOK presents itself as a strong and secure solidarity-based alliance. An overview of its services shows the diversity of the health and nursing care insurance options as well as the commitment of AOK as a provider of family insurance plans. Not only is the AOK a good choice for employees and apprentices, it also assists the insured community with tips and information on how to quickly and easily exercise their selection options. Registering with the AOK is the first prerequisite for those who want to reap the benefits of AOK’s services and programs.

This brochure also demonstrates how contributions are computed and who is responsible for their payment. It explains the employer’s responsibilities and how employees can make contributions.


  1. Social Security Insurance in Germany
  2. Apprenticeship and Employment
  3. Illness and Continued Payment of Wages
  4. Maternity and Parental Leave
  5. AOK Services for Corporate Clients