Berlin - The rising wage level is leading to significant increase in the contribution assessment ceiling in social insurance. The Federal Cabinet today passed the ordinance on the calculation variables in social insurance, which sets these limit values for the coming year.
In 2019, the contribution assessment ceiling for health and long-term care insurance will increase from the current EUR 4,425 to EUR 4,537.50 Monthly income (annual value: 54,450 euros). The compulsory insurance limit for health insurance increases from 4,950 to 5,062.50 euros (annual value: 60,750 euros). If your income is more than the mandatory limit, you can get private health insurance instead of statutory health insurance.
According to the regulation, the assessment ceiling for pension and unemployment insurance increases in the west from 6,500 to 6,700 euros gross monthly income (new annual value: 80,400 euros), in the east from 5,800 to 6,150 euros (annual value: 73,800 euros).
Social contributions are only paid on income levied up to the contribution assessment ceiling, income in excess of this is therefore non-contributory. The basis for calculation is the wage development of the previous year, in this case 2017. At that time, the average wage increase was 2.52 percent (2.46 percent in the west by 2.83 percent in the east of Germany).
For everyone whose income is below the respective limit values will not change anything if they are increased.