Employed artists as well as other employees in the cultural sector are covered by health insurance like any other employees. This means that health insurance contributions, like social security contributions, are paid for them by their employers.
The employer’s duty to pay contributions for his/her employee arises on the day the respective employee commences employment and ceases to exist on the day the employee terminates employment.
When an employee commences employment, terminates employment or switches his/her health insurance company, the employer is obliged to notify the relevant health insurance company of this fact within eight days. If the employer fails to notify the health insurer of these facts, the duty to do so within the same time limit passes to the employee.