Press release 17 July 2017
The DKV German health insurance provider has brought a new supplementary insurance on the market. It covers all loopholes that exist for people on statutory insurance in the outpatient sector in one product and also provides benefits for naturopathy.
Many things that are vital to healthcare cost extra for those on statutory insurance. This doesn't only apply to glasses and hearing aids: Health insurance also doesn’t cover many medications, massages and ergotherapy or does so only with supplementary compensation. Those on statutory insurance have to completely cover the costs for surgeries for defective vision and treatment by naturopaths themselves. And in some countries, a German health insurance card is of no help.
“Our new product is a comprehensive service for all those on statutory insurance who no longer want to pay for outpatient care out of their own sparse pockets”, Clemens Muth, Chairman of DKV states.
Naturopathy and healing treatments are insured, the same goes for glasses, Lasik surgeries, hearing aids, medications, therapeutic products and assistive devices such as insoles or massages, travel vaccinations and health insurance for out-of-country trips. What's more, additional medical check-ups are covered, such as bone density measurement for preventative care of osteoporosis. Customers at the age of 30-39 pay from 27.74 Euro for these services, those aged 40 to 49 pay from 36.79 Euro. The contribution gradually increases with age.
Customers who already have DKV supplementary dental insurance receive a bonus of ten percent for the new multi-purpose product. The rate can be secured online or with an agent using the name Kombimed Balance.
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For over 80 years, the DKV has been a pioneer in the industry with needs-orientated and innovative products. The health specialist provides comprehensive health and nursing care insurance coverage, as well as health care services to customers in private and state health insurance, and organises high-quality medical care. In 2015, the company recorded a premium income of 4.8 billion euros.
DKV is the health insurance specialist of the ERGO Group and thus part of Munich Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers and risk carriers.
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