For the last 18 years, the magazine Focus-Money has carried out a comprehensive survey to determine which is Germany’s best health insurance fund. And for the 18th time in a row, TK stands on the top step of the podium.

Techniker Krankenkasse was awarded the top grade of "Excellent" in six of the 11 categories tested, and "Very Good" or "Good" in four others.

Three special awards are confirming that Techniker Krankenkasse is not just number one in individual categories, but it also impresses with its all-round healthcare offerings and services.

How the best health insurance fund was determined

Together with experts from the independent Deutschen Finanz-Service Institut (DFSI), Focus-Money assessed about 70 regional and nationwide health insurance funds in Germany. More than 400 individual questions formed the basis for the analysis, the results of which were used to determine which health insurance fund, in the opinions of the experts, is the best one in Germany in 2024.

TK's results in the individual categories:

  • best digital services
  • best special care
  • excess plans: excellent
  • additional benefits and services: excellent
  • transparency: excellent
  • health promotion: good
  • service: excellent
  • bonus plans: very good
  • finances: very good
  • alternative medicine: good
  • dental benefits: satisfactory

Special awards:

  • Excellent services
  • Recommended by doctors
  • Recommended by customers

Recommended by doctors and customers

Who would you recommend? For many patients, doctors are not just important advisors in health-related questions but also when choosing the right health insurance fund. In an online survey of more than 11,256 doctors, Focus-Money determined which statutory health insurance fund they would recommend based on their own experience. Here too, Techniker Krankenkasse consolidated its leading position among nationally operating health insurance funds with more than two million members.

Customer opinion, which was again assessed by opinion research institutes based on various surveys and analyses, made up part of the Focus-Money test for the sixth time. Once again, Techniker Krankenkasse was awarded with the "Recommended by customers" seal, which makes it one of the best health insurance funds in terms of customer satisfaction and recommendation rate.


Are you thinking about switching health insurance funds? You can read about the "Germany’s best health insurance fund" comparison study in more detail in the 7/2024 issue of Focus-Money. It is also available to download as a PDF on the DFSI website.

Focus-Money: the big Statutory Health Insurance Fund test