Markus Jochem

Die Techniker

Health Insurance

To be successful, any innovation in medicine and health care not only has to convince the people using the device day by day. As someone has to pay for it, it may be worthwhile to keep a close look on the requirements of those with the money. In Germany, about 90 percent of the market is in the hands of the social health insurance, split into about 120 companies competing to offer the best health care ideas to their clients. With about ten million of them, Techniker Krankenkasse is Germanys biggest health insurer. Markus works in the department Health Care Development in TK´s head office in Hamburg.