Website of the Austrian Social Ministry

Social insurance

The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection deals with general issues related to statutory social insurance in Austria, as well as with issues related to statutory pension insurance, the statutory health and work accident insurance.
All legal provisions related to social insurance law can be found in the SozDok database (documentation of Austrian social insurance legislation) and in the General Act on Social Insurance (ASVG).

Social insurance for posted employees

Generally speaking, every person employed in Austria is also covered by social insurance.

However, companies frequently also want to use their workers abroad. Problems can arise here, such as contributions being deducted from incomes by both countries involved, or the loss of insurance cover.
In order to avoid such problems in advance, there are EU-wide arrangements and also Austrian agreements with other countries. 

In the downloads and publications you can find a list of all those countries with which Austria has concluded an agreement. In addition, applications for posting, which have to be submitted directly to the Ministry of Social Affairs, can be downloaded.
There is a summary of additional information on the posting of workers in the menu item ‘Cross-border working'.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) provides guidance to member States in building comprehensive social security systems and extending social security coverage by prioritizing the establishment of national floors of social protection accessible to all in need.

The International Social Security Association (ISSA)

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the world’s leading international organization for social security institutions, government departments and agencies. The ISSA was founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization.