Social: Union Mittelstandspolitiker: Allowance for pensioners

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Berlin (dpa) - Medium-sized politicians of the Union put pressure on the Federal Government to free future recipients of occupational pensions from the double contribution burden for the statutory health insurance at least in part. "With the company pension we must finally relieve," said the head of the SME Association of CDU / CSU, Carsten Linnemann, the "Rheinische Post". He proposes a tax allowance solution: either halve the contributions in the payout phase - or convert the current tax threshold of around 152 euros in a tax allowance.

ref: zeit