Two general local health insurance companies merge into one: the new AOK Nordost.
(26.08.2010) As reported, the AOK Berlin-Brandenburg and the AOK Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will merge. The boards of directors of the two health insurance companies gave their approval for the merger today. This clears the way to the AOK Northeast. The new health insurance company will then be called "AOK Nordost".
Both health insurance companies plan to merge on January 1, 2011. The merger creates the ninth largest statutory health insurance company in Germany with a total of approximately 1.8 million insured. However, the state supervisory authorities still have to give their approval for the merger. However, it is expected that there will be no complications.
At the beginning of 2010, the "AOK Berlin" and the "AOK Brandenburg" merged to form a health insurance company called "AOK Berlin-Brandenburg". The new headquarters of AOK Nordost will in future be in Potsdam, Brandenburg. As representatives of both health insurance companies emphasize, the service network with the 112 locations is to be maintained. A downsizing is therefore not planned. Frank Michalak is to become the new CEO of the joint health insurance companies. Michalak is currently the head of the AOK Berlin-Brandenburg.
The new health insurance company does not plan to collect any additional contributions. The merger would put you at a secure financial level that does not require such additional contributions. (fp)
New AOK Northeast planned