Social security for independent artists and writers : Artists’ Social Insurance Fund (KSK)
German Pension Insurance and Artists’ Social Insurance Fund
Key objectives of the measure:
Stabilisation of artists’ social insurance through stabilisation of the artists’ social insurance contribution rate and establishment of fairness in contribution rates.
Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, regulatory, financial
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
- Every employer is involved with the artists’ social insurance contribution rate through auditing by the German Pension Insurance - Stable contribution rate and greater fairness in contribution rates among utilising companies are established
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:
Funding structure similar to that of employees: 50 per cent of contributions paid by insured person, the other half funded through a federal subsidy (20 per cent) and through the artists’ social insurance contribution rate of companies (30 per cent) that use artists’ and writers’ services. More information: http://www.bmas.de/DE/Themen/Soziale-Sicherung/Kuenstlersozialversicherung/kuenstlersozialversicherung.html
Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:
Through the 2016 regulation on artists’ social insurance contribution rates, the artists’ social insurance contribution rate for the 2016 calendar year was set at 5.2 per cent. It thereby remains stable for the third year in a row following 2014 and 2015.