HVB • Austria

Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger


Insured risk(s)/benefits

Sickness benefits, maternity benefits, invalidity benefits, old-age benefits, survivors‘ benefits, benefits in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases

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Aim, structure and tasks of the organization

    The Austrian social security comprises health, accident and pension insurance. Responsibility for social security is delegated to independent bodies – the insurance institutions. There are 21 statutory insurers – 14 providing health insurance and 7 general insurance institutions – some of which are also responsible for two or even all three types of social security. For historical reasons the system is structured on a geographical as well as occupational basis. All insurers belong to the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger, HVB). This umbrella organisation is responsible for safeguarding general social security interests and for representing the social security institutions in matters of common concern (e.g. concluding contracts with doctors, hospitals, etc.). It also represents the Austrian social security system in dealings with similar organisations abroad and, in an international context, acts as a liaison body in matters of health, accident and pension insurance

Membership Info

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