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Penalties for late payment of health insurance contributions temporarily suspended

In response to Covid-19, certain changes have been introduced to ease the difficult situation of employers when paying the mandatory health insurance contributions.

12.05.2020
Penalties for late payment of health insurance contributions temporarily suspended Source: Adobe Stock

Employers are still required to pay contributions to the public health insurance system and submit monthly payment reports. However, any late payments of health insurance contributions for the period from March to August 2020 will not be penalized until 21 September 2020. Penalties for this period will again be charged from 22 September 2020 onwards. The relief does not, however, apply to health insurance contributions for February 2020 that were due by 20 March 2020. If these are overdue, the health insurance company will standardly charge a penalty of 0.05 % for each day of the delay for the entire period.

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