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Electronic Health Insurance Card

Your Electronic Health Insurance Card

Whenever you go to the doctor, dentist or need hospital treatment, you must present your electronic health insurance card (eGK). To create your insurance card, we’ll need a passport photo of you that clearly shows your face. Please carry your card always with you, as you must show it everytime you visit a doctor or hospital. Otherwise you may be rejected.

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Send your Passport Photo

After signing the membership application, you’ll receive in 3 business days later a letter in your mail box at home. Please return the letter back with your affix photo. There are a few options to this said letter.


Why do I need a picture?
You’ll need it for a better identification with your electronic health insurance card – eGK (Children under 15 years don’t need a picture yet).
For what can I use the health insurance card?
You’ll need the card to present it to your physician or dentist and anytime you visit the hospital. The eGK allows doctors to bill their services directly with the health insurance fund. Be informed that each family member you have applied for insurance receives their own electronic health card (eGK).
Which data are stored on the card?
Only your Name, Address, Date of Birth and your health insurance number are stored on the card.
Do I have to carry the card with me at all times?
No! Please inform BKK MTU about your spouse and/or children. You’ll get a family questionnaire for the co-insurance. As long as your spouse and/or children have no income of their own, family insurance is free of charge. (This only applies to family members who live in Germany and have their usual residence in the country)

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