In the future, non-medical practitioners who employ employees will have to use the new digital wage record to report their wages, hours worked and the number of their employees to the BG for health and welfare services.
In November, companies from the health service and welfare sector, including non-medical practitioners, receive important mail from their statutory accident insurance. The letter contains the access data that must be used when registering for accident insurance (UV). This UV notification procedure, which forms the basis for the calculation of contributions, is about to change: In the future, employers will use the new digital wage record to report their wages, hours worked and number of employees to the BG for health and welfare services.
From the point of view of the professional association for health service and welfare care (BGW) there is the advantage of the new procedure: The digital proof of wages is created and sent directly using the software used for pay accounting. This reduces the effort and the risk of making mistakes in data transmission.
Parallel procedure ensures data quality
In a two-year transition phase, the companies transmit their data both via the new digital wage statement and with the known salary statement. This can still be submitted to the BGW in writing, by fax or online. The parallel procedure ensures that the correct data is transmitted and that the BGW can calculate the contribution correctly.
Forward access data to tax consultants
In November 2016 (46th calendar week), the companies received a form from BGW with a form for proof of remuneration as well as access data for digital proof of wages with an upstream master data comparison. This data should be forwarded to the payroll office or tax advisory office in good time.
Detailed information on the registration procedure for statutory accident insurance and digital proof of wages can be found on the BGW website at www.bgw-online.de/meldeverfahren.