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Deregistering a company, self-employed or freelance activity with the statutory accident insurance fund


You must notify your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund of any changes in your company. This also applies if your company ceases operations. Likewise, you must report when you end your freelance or self-employed work.

In both cases, membership of the employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund ends.

Process flow

You can deregister your business or self-employed or freelance activity online or by mail.

Online service:

  • Access the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can register.
    • If you would like to receive the response from your Berufsgenossenschaft or Unfallkasse in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Business Account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
    • If you would like to receive the answer by mail, you can also proceed without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or determine it using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out the online form and submit it.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive a response by the requested method.

Online service Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there, if necessary.

Message by mail:

  • Contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund with an informal letter.
  • Make sure to include required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Requirements

  • Closure of your business
  • Giving up self-employment or freelance work

Which documents are required?

  • If applicable, business deregistration or excerpt from the commercial register

What are the fees?

There are no costs involved.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes

Appeal

  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

What else should I know?

There are no clues or specifics.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

22.12.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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