A battle for qualified skilled workers has erupted in the labour market: according to the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), Germany will be looking for 800,000 skilled workers in future. Employers are focusing more and more on benefits in order to both retain their skilled workers in the long term and position themselves as an attractive employers for new experts. A relevant aspect for many employees when considering employers is occupational health insurance (OHI).
The number of companies offering OHI increased by 355 per cent between 2015 and 2021. In the same period, the number of employees who took out an OHI policy increased by 179 per cent (source: PKV Statistik 20-2015_2021).