Save taxes on capital payments under the company pension scheme (bAV), severance payments and after active partial retirement

– How to design more retirement income and pension increases early on ?   “He who does not work should not eat” (Franz Müntefering, 09.05.2006)   In the last up to more than 35 years, people’s parties have more than halved the statutory net pension level. The cost of an equally high funded pension in […]

Voluntarily insured pensioners pay too high health insurance contributions

– How self-employed persons and pensioners are also transferred from pension schemes to compulsory insurance – Typically, (compulsory) members of the 89 professional pension schemes are either privately insured in old age (PKV) or voluntarily insured by the statutory health insurance system (GKV) at too high a price. However, this also frequently affects former self-employed […]

Don’t pay too much

The Federal Social Court (BSG, ruling of 10.10.2017, Ref. B 12 KR 2/16) decided that no health insurance contributions are owed on benefits from a voluntary supplementary occupational disability insurance and/or private pension insurance. In the case decided, the plaintiff has been drawing a BU pension since 2008. All of a sudden, sometime in 2011, […]

Incorrect retention of SHI contributions

The Federal Social Court (BSG, ruling of 10.10.2017, Ref. B 12 KR 2/16) decided that no health insurance contributions are owed on benefits from a voluntary supplementary occupational disability insurance and/or private pension insurance.   Pension fund of the press had been wrong or mistaken? In the case decided, the plaintiff has been drawing a […]

Occupational disability insurance: half-empty or half-full

Concrete or abstract reference – or both?   Any such general distinctions in occupational disability insurance (BU) are ultimately not conducive to classifying concrete insurance conditions according to them. However, there can be transitions, theoretically e.g. in the case of an initial inspection different from that of a subsequent inspection. And no one forbids the […]