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Notify the artists' social security fund of a change in artistic or journalistic activity


If you are self-employed as an artist or journalist, you may be subject to compulsory insurance under the Artists' Social Insurance Act. In order to determine this, you had to provide certain information and submit documents to the artists' social security fund. On the basis of this, the artists' social security fund assessed whether the insurance obligation applies to you.

The Artists' Social Insurance Fund will review your insurance obligation if one of the following changes to the list:

  • the nature of your activities,
  • the focus of your overall activity, or
  • the legal form of your activity.

The same applies if you take up additional self-employed activities that are (if applicable) artistic or journalistic. This is because they could be subject to compulsory insurance under the Artists' Social Insurance Act.

Therefore, you must notify the Artists' Social Security Fund of all the changes mentioned.

Please note the following:

If a legal person or company offers the artistic or journalistic activity, it may have to pay the artists' social security contribution.

Process flow

Online Communication:

  • Access the online form on the Federal Portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
  • Note: For the online form, you need a valid ELSTER certificate to register. Alternatively, you can use your electronic identity document.
  • It will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete the online application. If you inform us of the formation of a limited liability company as a change, it may also take more time to fill it out (approximately 45 minutes).
  • First, fill in your personal details, including your policy number. These can be found on the letters from the artists' social security fund at the top right.
  • On the next page, select your request.
  • With the selection, you will receive general information about your request.
  • You will then have to provide further information about the change in your activity that has occurred or is intended, and you can upload further documents depending on your concerns.

Notification by mail:

  • Let us know informally what has changed in your job.
  • Please also include your insurance number. These can be found on the letters from the artists' social security fund at the top right.
  • If available, please include evidence of the change in your message.
  • If you are setting up a limited liability company, please also fill out the PDF questionnaires for the assessment of shareholders under social security law Part I and Part II and attach them as well as the documents mentioned therein to your informal notification.
  • Gather all the documents, sign your notification and, if you are setting up a limited liability company, also the two printed PDF questionnaires and send everything to the artists' social security fund.

Upon receipt of your notification, the Artists' Social Insurance Fund will check your information. If you have any questions or need (further) documents, the Artists' Social Insurance Fund will contact you by post.

Requirements

  • They are currently subject to compulsory insurance or a subsidy through the artists' social security fund.
  • There is one change:
    • the legal form of your activity
    • of the activity itself
    • or: You have taken up another (if applicable) artistic or journalistic activity.

Which documents are required?

  • completed online application or informal application, if applicable, with PDF questionnaires
  • What other documents need to be submitted depends on the nature of the amendment.
  • If you are setting up a GmbH or other companies, please refer to the questionnaires to find out which documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please inform us of the change in your activity as soon as possible, if necessary even before it occurs.

Processing duration

Depending on the workload, usually 3 months

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Not all notices of changes to your activity will have legal implications. If there is a change with legal implications, you can find detailed information on how to file an objection in the decision of the artists' social security fund.

What else should I know?

There are no hints or specifics.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

31.03.2023

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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