TN 4 (07-96)
GN 01707.012 Compulsory Coverage and Contributions Under the German System
A. Policy — coverage
Coverage under one of the three major social insurance pension systems is compulsory for most employees.
The Salaried Employees' and Wage Earners' Pension Insurance systems provide compulsory coverage for a large number of self-employed persons.
B. Policy — contributions
Covered employees and their employers, as well as covered self-employed persons, are subject to compulsory contributions.