GKV-Spitzenverband • Germany



Insured risk(s)/benefits

Health Insurance, Long-term Care

European Affairs : -

 Reinhardtstr. 28 10117 Berlin
 0049 30 206288 4114

European Social and Health Policy focus

  1. Social policy
  2. Healthcare
  3. Long-term care
  4. Pharmaceutical regulation
  5. Medical devices
  6. Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  7. Digitalisation, eHealth and mHealth
  8. Data protection
  9. Patient safety and quality of care
  10. Cross-border healthcare
  11. Coordination of social security systems

Aim, structure and tasks of the organization

    The German National Association of Statutory Health Inusrance Funds (GKV-Spitzenverband) represents all statutory healthcare and long-term care insurance funds in Germany and, thus, the interests of more than 70 million insured persons and contribution payers when dealing with politics and healthcare providers. It advises the German parliaments and ministries under current legislative procedures and has a statutory responsibility to look after the interests of German healthcare and long-term care insurance funds with regard to supranational and international organisations and institutions. The GKV-Spitzenverband is a member of the German Social Insurance (Deutsche Sozialversicherung, DSV). The German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad (Deutsche Verbindungsstelle Krankenversicherung - Ausland, DVKA) is part of GKV-Spitzenverband.

Membership Info

If you are a national organisation responsible for statutory social insurance and would like information on becoming an ESIP member, please contact the Director.


The ESIP maintains this server to enhance public access to information about its members. Our goal is to keep this information up-to-date and accurate.If any errors are brought to our attention,we will try to correct them. However the ESIP cannot accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the abovementioned information.