You no longer have to search for an envelope, label it, put postage on it and bring it to the postbox: every BARMER policy holder can now send a notification of their ina-bility to work to the health insurance company with two clicks in the app – easily and intuitively. The insured person takes a photo of the doctor’s certificate and then sends it to the health insurance company via the BARMER app. A receipt will confirm that the submission was sent successfully. The insurance account number – secure-ly encrypted – is also sent in the process so that the notification can be directly as-signed to the specific policy holder.
To optimise the image quality of the scan, modern processes such as edge smooth-ing and automatic image correction are applied. They also ensure that the content can be processed further without problems.
BARMER is a public corporation and Germany’s second largest health insurance company with around 9.4 million policy holders. The new BARMER was established on 1 January, 2017 by integrating the German BKK into the BARMER GEK. BARMER GEK had been created from the merger of BARMER Ersatzkasse (BEK) and Gmünder Ersatzkasse (GEK) on 1 January, 2010. The health insurance compa-ny has around 400 branches nationwide and about 14,000 employees.