Record output from the Techniker Krankenkasse

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The expenditure of the Techniker Krankenkasse at a record level

The expenditure volume of Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has reached record levels. In 2012, 303.2 million were spent on medical care for the insured in northeastern Germany, according to the health insurance fund. This means that expenses have increased by a whopping eight percent compared to the previous year.

Statistically speaking, the expenses of the TK in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania corresponded to 2,027 euros for each TK insured person in 2012 compared to 1,948 euros in 2011, the health insurance company said. The largest expenditure item was by far the hospitals with 622 euros per insured. General medical treatments cost the health insurance company 407 euros per insured person and 189 euros were paid for dental treatment per TK member in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The high expenses for pharmaceuticals were also striking. For each insured person, 367 euros were due for medication.

Expenditures of the Techniker Krankenkasse increased drastically nationwide The head of the TK state representation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Volker Möws, explained that "various factors are responsible for the increasing expenditure." Here, for example, medical progress, but also newly introduced additional services are To call TK. Nationwide, these factors would have led to a significant increase in health insurance spending volume. "Whether doctors, dentists, medication or clinics - the TK has increased its payments nationwide in all areas," the statement in the current announcement. In total, the health insurance company concluded in 2012 with record expenditure of over 16 billion euros. An increase of 998 million euros was shown in the balance sheet. In view of the good financial situation, the health insurance company is already considering whether a dividend could also be paid to the insured for 2014. According to its own statement, the TK will distribute a dividend of around half a billion euros to its members for the current year. (Fp)

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