Location of affected unit(s)
Hamburg, Bremen
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 May 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2011
Foreseen end date


The Federal Insurance Office, which is in charge of supervising the statutory health insurers, announced the closure of City BKK by 1 July 2011. City BKK (Betriebskrankenkasse, BKK) is the health insurer of the cities of Hamburg and Bremen and company of the nation-wide BKK. According to Handelsblatt, Since 2009, City BKK's shaky economic position has severely been affected by a drop in young members following on an increase in insurance contributions.

The closure hits a staff of 400. Management said it has been active addressing partner organisations to provide jobs for City BKK staff. As of beginning of May, 65% of the staff is expected to be reemployed with various BKK companies or other organisations.


  • 5 May 2011: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2011), City BKK, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 71922, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71922.