MAWISTA wins legal dispute against statutory health insurer
The Hanseatic Higher Regional Court has unanimously confirmed that all three MAWISTA Student tariffs (Classic, Classic Plus and Comfort) meet the legally required level of security for foreign students with temporary residence permits in Germany.
MAWISTA, as an intermediary in the field of voluntary private health insurance, had filed a lawsuit against a statutory health insurance company. The subject of the dispute was the health insurance company’s claim that MAWISTA’s student rates did not offer sufficient security and that statutory health insurance was therefore mandatory. Both assertions have now been legally refuted. Statutory health insurance companies are thus still obliged to exempt foreign students with MAWISTA Student health insurance at universities in Germany from compulsory insurance.
In addition, MAWISTA GmbH has decided to also cover the treatment of alcohol, drug and other addictive diseases and their consequences. This means that the “Student Classic”, “Student Classic Plus” and “Student Comfort” tariffs now also meet all the requirements of the GKV-Spitzenverband for other coverage in the event of illness. This means that all MAWISTA Student tariffs are now suitable for exemption from compulsory student insurance.