No obligation to provide information on taxes and social security contributions on occupational pensions

The Federal Labour Court (BAG, ruling of 18.02.2020, Ref. 3 AZR 206/18) decided that an employer did not owe compensation for damages simply because he had not correctly informed about social insurance contribution obligations at an information event, and simply because he did not even address the topic of social insurance.   Then he did […]

Supermarkets are pushing into insurance sales

Policy sale next to the deposit machine? Why not! Lawyer Johannes Fiala and actuary Peter A. Schramm explain how discounters and full-range retailers could circumvent the strict rules for insurance brokerage.   Insurance intermediaries have to face growing competition from online comparison portals and brokers as well as direct insurers. Tech giants like Google and […]

Curtailment Life insurance

Reduction of life insurance: No information obligation for life insurers on reduction possibilities

Members of the German Bundestag asked: “What legal obligations do life insurance companies have to inform their customers about the possibility of reducing claims before the contract is concluded, and what is the practice of life insurance policies as established by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)?   The answer of the Federal Government of […]

Rürup pension: Frequent false advice from brokers

– When incomplete advice enables the complete reversal – The OLG Saarbrücken (judgement of 26.02.2014, file no. 5 U 64/13) decided that the insurance broker has to point out the differences between the Rürup or basic pension and other models of a flexible private pension (already: OLG Stuttgart, in: VersR 2007, 1069). For example, information […]

Comment: The (correct) tariff change in the PKV

With every premium adjustment in private health insurance the additional benefits are calculated according to the increasing age reached, in line with the statutory calculation guidelines. This is in line with the model of private health insurers, whose premiums at an advanced age can already amount to more than EUR 1,000 per month. One comment. […]