How does the social security office work

Registration procedure for social security

In certain industries, employees must also be reported immediately to the data center of the pension insurance. The decision whether to submit immediate reports is made by the collection point (health insurance company). Special case: For marginal part-time employees, this is the mini-job center.

Employing companies from the following sectors are affected by the regulation:

  • construction industry
  • Catering and accommodation
  • Passenger Transportation
  • Forwarding, transport and related logistics industries
  • Fairground trade
  • Forestry company
  • Building cleaning industry
  • Companies that take part in the construction and dismantling of trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Meat industry
  • Prostitution industry
  • Guard and security industry

The actual conditions in the employing company are decisive. The economic classification in the database of the employing companies of the BA is not important.

You can obtain current information from the German Pension Insurance.

Information on social security and reporting obligations can be found on the information portal on social security, which is specifically geared towards employers and entrepreneurs: Information portal for employers.

Good to know: In order to avoid disadvantages, companies from the sectors listed above that do not yet have a company number and are submitting reports to social security for the first time should immediately apply for a company number.