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Fund chief urges roundtable

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The chairman of the Barmer replacement health fund, Eckart Fiedler, has welcomed moves in Germany to convene a round table meeting on contribution levels of the German health insurance funds. He wants to place particular emphasis on the Riskostrukturausgleich, a mechanism which requires the smaller, wealthier sickness funds to compensate the larger funds for loss of contribution as a result of the government's decision to allow policyholders to switch their fund membership.

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