If the statutory conditions are satisfied participation in pension insurance and the payment of a contribution to the state employment policy are mandatory for self-employed persons. Sickness insurance is voluntary.
A self-employed person participates in pension insurance:
Participation in sickness insurance is voluntary for self-employed persons. Sickness and maternity benefits are granted from the sickness insurance scheme for self-employed persons.
The self-employed person participates in sickness insurance when both the following conditions are met: