A-1 Certificates correctly applied for
in the case of postings to another EU/EEA state or to Switzerland, A1 certificates protect against double insurance From 1 January 2019, the electronic application and certification procedure for A1 forms will be mandatory. The practical handling is a considerable challenge for employers.
In addition, it is increasingly noticeable that controls on business and official travel abroad are on the increase. VDMA members report on inspections at airports and at trade fair-
but also in hotels. If no valid A1 certificate can be presented during such a check, there is a risk of
- Payment obligations for (additional) social security contributions according to the regulations of the country of employment
- sometimes heavy fines (e.g. in Austria and France) for the employer and/or the employee
- Refusal of access to the company or exhibition site or the construction site at the destination
- Disputes between domestic and foreign insurance institutions concerning the obligation to pay benefits in the event of an accident at work or on the way to work in the host country