In April and May 2017, all TK members who were eligible to vote were once again called upon to elect their representatives to the TK Supervisory Board during the elections for the governing boards of social insurance institutions. Like the other health, pension and accident insurance providers, Techniker Krankenkasse is a self-governing health insurance fund. 

That means that TK undertakes its duties on its own responsibility within the scope of the law and other applicable current legislation. For this purpose, a self-governing body is established, called the "Supervisory Board" by the health insurance funds. In general, this board is comprised of representatives of both the insurees and the employers. This is also the case at TK. The members of these self-governing bodies are elected in the elections for the governing boards of social security institutions. All members of the Supervisery Board perform their duties on a voluntary basis. Their term of office is six years. They can also be re-elected.

The German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs appointed Rita Pawelski (CDU [Christian Democratic Union of Germany]) as the Federal Government Commissioner for the elections for the governing boards of social security institutions. Together with her deputy commissioner Klaus Wiesehügel (SPD [Social Democratic Party of Germany]), she ensured a uniform election process.

The election for the governing boards of social security institutions is held every six years by postal ballot. The deadline for this election was 31 May 2017, and on that date, the ballots had to be submitted to TK no later than midnight. The TK Election Committee determined the final results of the vote count. You can find all the details on the pages of the election for the governing boards of social security institutions on our website.