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What will change in 2019, in the case of the social contributions?

With the new year, the social contributions for the care - and unemployment insurance change. More money stays in 2019 in the wallet? Also new is the Bridge part-time.

Dirk Roden Church, ARD-capital Studio


it is pretty expensive in the new year. Workers will in future have to pull the trigger a good three per cent from the gross salary for the care. That is 0.5 percent more than in the past. The Minister of health, Jens Spahn reason for this is that there are more people that would need to be maintained. In addition, the care to improve services, including by more staff.

Minister Spahn says: "If there is one area where there is a willingness across generations young and old, to pay a little more, then it is the care." Due to the higher contribution of 7.6 billion euros more in long-term care insurance.

The health insurance contribution:

He remains with 14.6 per cent for Insured stable. Re: workers no longer have to pay the additional contribution alone, the employer must again take the half of it. On SPD Chief Andrea had pushed Nahles: "Half-and-half is a fair one." In the new year of the additional contribution on average amounts to less than one percent. Insured, in which an additional contribution is applicable, to pay in the future less. Them remains a little more in the purse.

What's in 2019 for workers changes
issues of the day at 23:25, 29.12.2018, Ute Spangenberger/Axel John, SWR

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