BGW - Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services
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The Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services — known as ‘BGW’, its German acronym – is the statutory accident insurer for nonstate institutions in the health and welfare services in Germany. As part of the German social security system, statutory accident insurance, and hence the BGW, is a public corporation. The BGW bears responsibility for discharging its statutorily assigned duties under government supervision.

The BGW’s decentralised structure means that assured persons enjoy easy and prompt access. The BGW has twelve regional offices throughout Germany. Its headquarters is in Hamburg. The BGW’s self-management system guides and controls administrative business. The most important self-management organs are the representatives’ meeting – the parliament – and the board of directors. Both have an equal number of employer and assured persons’ representatives. The business management is responsible for conducting day-to-
day business.

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