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Prevention benefits for insured persons

They can avoid or minimize the risk of getting sick through their behavior. The statutory health insurance companies offer services to support you. About

  • in nutrition
  • in matters relating to alcohol or tobacco consumption
  • when moving
  • mental well-being
  • for questions of ageing
  • in general lifestyle

The health insurance funds also take into account the promotion of occupational health protection.

Process flow

Ask your health insurance company about the procedure. This is different – depending on whether it is a course with your health insurance company or an external course.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the statutory health insurance funds.


The health insurance fund can provide a service for behavioural prevention if it is certified by a health insurance fund or by a third party commissioned to perform this task on its behalf, i.e. quality-checked. Further information can be obtained from your health insurance fund.

What are the fees?

The course provider and your health insurance company can inform you of the amount of the costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.


If necessary, an objection can be raised against a negative decision of your health insurance company.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)