Company pension scheme: Company loses all its pension assets to insolvency administrator

– OLG Naumburg: Consultants are liable for losses and incorrect advice –   Insolvency administrator draws company and private pension provision completely an investment broker and insurance brokers are happy to advertise company and private pension provision for entrepreneurs as “seizure-proof and insolvency-proof”. However, this is not the case, as a recent ruling by the […]

Training liability in insurance, capital investment and bank sales

Why training and sales managers are personally liable in private health insurance sales. An analysis by attorney Dr. Johannes Fiala and mathematician Peter A. Schramm.   Landauf Landab insurance brokers, independent financial service providers and bank advisors complain that at sales events held by trainers, they actually only experience positive product features through colourful pictures, […]

Federal Supreme Court prohibits insurance consultants from charging contingency fees for changing tariffs in private health insurance

– How the insurance consultant with a second job may do exactly this and more nevertheless –   Insurance brokers as well as insurance consultants are allowed to offer policyholders (VN) in private health insurance (PKV) at the change of tariff according to the new tariff. § Section 204 of the German Insurance Contract Act […]

Is compensation for damages tax-free?

Household management damage, mobbing damage and maintenance: When benefits are tax-free – something often overlooked by consultants.   Anyone who is reduced in earning capacity as a result of a third-party-induced damage to health receives compensation for this, which is taxable as it replaces earned income. However, for the reduced ability to carry out unpaid […]

Why private basic pensions often lead to losses for policyholders

A marketing expert remarked: “The best marketing agency is in Berlin – that is, the government”. First came the Riester pension with subsidised allowances, then the increasingly tax-deductible basic pension – also known as the Rürup pension. One financial services provider said: “The shift from state to private retirement provision is a growth market for […]

Bundesfinanzhof: How to obtain insurance cover

The Federal Court of Finance (BFH, ruling of 07.12.2016, file no. II R 1/15) decided that when the policyholder (VN) provides insurance cover for any insured person (VP), the full, non-aggregated sales price counts as the assessment basis for the insurance tax (VSt): The prerequisite for this is that the insurer (VR) participates in the […]