Ready, Set, Go: Health Insurance

The beginning of the school year is for me what January 1st is for my friends. Having been in school and in academia for many years, I look forward to the second week of September to start anew. New pens, a brand new calendar, lots of possibilities. A fresh start. And with that the possibility to check off those things I have been wanted to do throughout the past year.


For many of us it is quite difficult to navigate through the German insurance system, be it health or general insurance. To be honest, it would be challenging in English as well, given the legalese and myriads of options. Well, I finally found something that made me check that last item off the list rather quickly.

Hear hear, some good news!

Finally a health insurance company which takes you as a person and not as a number; an insurance which acknowledges the challenges we and our families go through when we decide to move abroad.  A platform created for Expats and our needs.

Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse, a well-known name in insurances (until 1999 accessible exclusively  to Siemens employees) is available to everyone who is longing for the security of a well-established health insurance combined with the challenges of modern (expat) life.

As an expat myself I have always delegated insurance related questions to German-speaking family members or friends and, therefore, felt frustrated when not satisfied with the result. Now I am happy to say I can take everything in my own hands again and have the courage and ability to deal with the very complex ‘health insurance-matter’ in a proper way. Just the welcome I got when I landed on the main web page made feel understood 🙂


A health insurance company which congratulates me and my family for having had the courage to move to Germany! I like that.

‘We congratulate you on your decision to start working in Germany! This kind of decision involves many chances – and many challenges. You, and possibly your family as well, must cope with a new environment’. ‘We, at Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse , would like to make your start in our country as easy as possible. Therefore we will be happy to guide and advise you on all of the questions you might have relating to health, health insurance cover and social insurance in Germany. Especially because you need a competent and reliable partner in these matters – a partner such as Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse.’


Moving on to sort of a sore topic in Germany, for many of us: CUSTOMER CARE.

The WONDER of the service which SBK provides is a personal consultant assigned to you and your family. That means no more hotlines or call centers. One and only one person is responsible for the communication between you and the Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse.

Meet Anja Büchner:

Anja, is one of the many personal consultant at SBK who will be following many families throughout their personal health insurance journey. A tailor-made customer service which, if you ask me, is one-of-a kind.


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P.S. Did you know that you are entitled to reimbursement when your child is home sick? Get in touch with an SBK customer service and find out more about it!

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