Germany has a well-organised social security system which will safeguard you, the employee, against the most serious risks you may encounter during your stay in Germany, for example workplace accidents or unemployment.
Once in Germany, you will be sent a social security number. This number must be given to your employer, who will ask you for it in any case. Make sure you do not lose your number, as you will need it again if you start a new job.
Your social security contributions will be paid directly to the insurers by your employer.
If you work in Germany, you will generally be registered for the following five insurances: