The Sächsische Ärzteversorgung is a body of the Saxony Chamber of Physicians (Landesärztekammer), a body governed by public law. For more than 25 years, we have granted a reliable old-age, invalidity and survivor’s pension to our medical and veterinary members.
We are one of the largest professional pension schemes in the new Länder, with just under 20.000 contributors, 5.000 beneficiaries and a balance sheet of around EUR 4,5 billion.
In Germany, members of the liberal professions, such as architects, pharmacists, doctors and veterinarians, are not compulsorily insured under the statutory pension insurance scheme. The pension scheme is covered by professional pension schemes. These are financed without state subsidies and are managed by the members of the profession themselves.
This is also the case for the SÄV. Our voluntary bodies are assisted by a full-time administration responsible for day-to-day and asset management in accordance with the Management Committee.
The Extended Chamber Assembly is our supreme institution. Their elected representatives decide, inter alia, on amendments to the statutes, annual accounts and dynamics.
Everything started here.
In April 1991, the delegates of the 1th Saxon Medical Days the decision to set up a supply network. On 2 November 1991, the Sächsische Landesärztekammer (Chamber of Chambers of Saxony) approved its extension to ten veterinarians, thus joining the Sächsische Landestierärztekammer. As a legal set of rules, the now ‘Extended Chamber Assembly’ adopted the Statutes of the SÄV. As a result, after the political transition, Saxony’s doctors and veterinarians were given the opportunity to take their pensions into their own hands and to them long before 2. World War established a tradition of professional care.
The Supervisory Committee, as an overarching and supervisory body, is primarily responsible for supervising the activities of the Supervisory Committee. It consists of seven members of the Saxony Chamber of Physicians and two members of the Sächsisches Landestierärztekammer.
The Supervisory Committee of the 7th Parliamentary term, 2020 to 2025 (n.a.):
Medical Doctor Hanjo Belz, Dipl.-Med. Ingolf Schmidt (stv. Chairman), Vice-President of the Chamber of Physicians of Saxony, Dr med. vet. Volker Jähig, Dr med. Andreas Graetz, Steve Rößler, Dr. med. vet. Henry Ottilie, David Blei, Dr. med. Andreas Teubner, not in picture: Medical Doctor Volker Kohl (Chair)
The Management Committee is the executive body of the SÄV. It consists of the President of the Saxony Chamber of Physicians, four other members of the Chamber of Physicians, one member of the Landestierärztekammer and three expert members. SÄV is represented in court and out of court by the President of the Saxony Chamber of Physicians.
The Management Committee of the 7th Parliamentary term, 2020 to 2025 (n.a.):
Medical Doctor Andreas Bartusch, Dr iur. Jochim Thietz-Bartram, Dr med. Kristin Korb, Raimund Pecherz, President of the Saxony Chamber of Physicians Erik Bodendieck, Dr med. Steffen Liebscher, President of the Sächsische Landestierärztekammer Dr. med. vet. Uwe Hörügel, Dr med. Dietrich Steiner, Dipl.-Math. Mark Walddörfer
Law on the exercise of the profession, professional associations and jurisdiction of doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons, pharmacists, psychologists and psychotherapists for children and young people in the Free State of Saxony of 24 May 1994, as last amended by Article 18 of the Act of 21 May 2021 (SächsHKaG)
Law on Insurance Supervision of the Utilities of the Liberal Professions in the Free State of Saxony of 7 November 2007 (SächsVAG)
Articles of Association (PDF, German) as amended on 28 June 2008 and 5. Articles of Association amending the Statutes of SÄV (PDF, German) of 15 June 2019.
SÄV is a member of the Consortium of Professional Pension Institutions e.V. - the umbrella organisation of compulsory public pension schemes for members of the hidden liberal professions. In this capacity, ABS provides a platform for the exchange of information and experience between the utilities. However, it also represents their interests in relation to policy and other pension institutions.
In order to coordinate the specific interests of the professions, we are a member of the Standing Conference ‘Medical Benefits and Welfare’ of the Federal Medical Association and the ‘Standing Conference of Benefits for Veterinary Surgeons’.