DRUCKEN

Benefits arising from maternity (insured event maternity)


The insured event of maternity is deemed to have happened:

  • with the beginning of the eighth week before the expected date of birth (from this point the ban on employment according to the stipulations of the Maternity Protection Act starts)
  • with the birth of the baby if it happened before  the beginning of the eighth week before the expected date of birth
  • with the beginning of the eighth week before the actual date of birth if the expected date of birth has not been determined
  • with an early ban on employment issued by a health and safety doctor or public medical officer
  • with an early ban on employment – in connection with the Tobacco Act – in these cases pregnant women should contact the WGKK branches (addresses)


The following benefits in kind are provided in the case of maternity:

  • Medical assistance
  • Assistance from a midwife
  • Assistance from qualified child nurses or baby nurses
  • Medicine
  • Medical aids
  • Hospital care (also at a maternity hospital) for a maximum of ten days (if longer hospital care is necessary, this is deemed to be the insured event of illness). For these ten days the ten-percent cost contribution for dependants need not be paid.