The introduction of the electronic health card (eGK) in Germany is designed to improve medical care and make processes more efficient. All the players in the healthcare system (health insurance funds, doctors, dentists, pharmacies and hospitals) teamed up for the eGK project and for this purpose founded the Society for Telematics Applications for the Health Card (Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte (gematik)).
Since the introduction of the electronic health card (eGK), the VIACTIV has already equipped 95% of its customers with the new card.
Your old health insurance card will cease to be valid on 1 January 2014. It can then, irrespective of the validity date printed on it, no longer be used.
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