Health and Liability Insurance
GSI/FAIR is obligated to ensure that all guests (with guest agreements) are properly insured.
General information on Health Insurance
Your health insurance should meet the following requirements:
- Is valid in Germany during the time of your stay
- Covers unlimited costs for necessary medical treatment. When you have a SchengenVisa the limit of 30K is sufficient
- The certificate should be issued in an international format (such that we can understand whom, is insured when for what)
- The certificate should be issued no longer than 6 months ago
If your insurance does not meet all those requirements you will have to take out an additional health insurance.
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General information on Liability Insurance
If you don`t have a liability insurance covering Germany during the period of your stay, we highly recommend taking one. Here is explained why.
There are many companies offering private liability insurances.
GSI Group Insurances
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH offers a collective insurance for health and liability for all non Germans with a Guest Agreement or GSI Scholarship:
Please note: The current group insurance for Health Insurance will no longer be available. Existing plan holder may extend their plan until April 30st, if applicable.
We will be able to offer a new group health insurance starting May 1st, 2023. Long Care insurance must be taken out as soon as it is known that the stay will last longer than 1 year. This is regulated by law. The fee is depending on the age.
Link to find doctors in the area (German)