Change notification

General information

During the period of compulsory insurance, the employer must report any changes relevant to the insurance that are not covered by the monthly contribution base report (mBGM).

Enterprises affected

each employer


Registration procedure for mandatory insurance


While mandatory insurance is in effect, the employer must report any change of significance for the insurance that is not included in the monthly contribution basis reporting (mBGB) within seven days.

Competent authority

The notice of change must be submitted to the competent health insurance carrier ( SV)German text.


Notice of change is only valid if it is sent to the health insurance provider via ELDA ( ÖGK)German text
in the standard format specified by the Association of Austrian Insurance Providers.

Applications submitted in other ways, particularly in paper form, by email or by telephone, are not acceptable.

Please note

Applications sent by natural persons from private households (the employer in need of care, for example, makes a change notification to the social insurance for the caregiver working for her at her flat) by methods other than data transmission are valid if

  • unreasonable due to data transmission
  • it can be proved that it was technically impossible to submit an application for a considerable period of time due to the failure of an essential element of the data transmission system (PC, screen, keyboard, cables etc.) for reasons beyond their control, and they were therefore unable to meet the deadline.

Required documents

No documents are required.

Costs and fees

No costs are incurred.

Further information

If there is a switch between full insurance coverage and partial coverage in the accident insurance,
the insured party must immediately be provided with a copy of the change notification.

Self-reporting is envisaged for changes of address.

An infringement may be penalised by late charges or a late registration fine.
The District Administrative Authority may impose administrative penalties for offences.

Legal bases

sections 34 and 41 of the Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz (ASVG)

Link to form

The electronic forms required are integrated into ELDA ( ÖGK)German text or the entrepreneur’s payroll accounts software.

Entrepreneurs registered with the Business Service Portal (USP) can use ELDA ( ÖGK)German text  and many other online systems simply by logging in to the portal USP. More detailed information about registering with the USP can be obtained from the online advisor for USP registrationGerman text.

Assistance and problem-solving services

Office of the ombudsman for each health insurance carrier ( SV)German text

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 1 January 2024

Responsible for the content: Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions

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