Brief ref­er­ence to the most im­port­ant facts

Per­haps you are among the group of poli­cy­hold­ers who can still re­voke their life or pen­sion in­sur­ance policies today and thereby not hav­ing to ac­cept the poor per­form­ance.

Life In­sur­ances

What’s the ad­vant­age of re­vok­ing my in­sur­ance policy?

In the case of re­voc­a­tion, the in­surer must re­im­burse the premi­ums paid by the poli­cy­holder as well as in­terest on these. This is of­ten 30% more than the ex­pec­ted ex­pir­a­tion per­form­ance.

Which in­sur­ance policies are af­fected by the case law of the Fed­eral Court of Justice?

Af­fected are life and pen­sion in­sur­ance policies in which the poli­cy­holder was not prop­erly in­formed about his right of re­voc­a­tion.

Is it pos­sible to re­voke unit-​linked life in­sur­ances?


How can I tell if I have been in­cor­rectly in­formed of my right of re­voc­a­tion?

We check this for you free of charge.

For what period does the jur­is­pru­dence of the Fed­eral Court of Justice ap­ply?

For in­sur­ance con­cluded between 29 July 1994 and 31 Decem­ber 2007.

Is it also pos­sible to re­verse the con­tract con­cluded be­fore this period?

Yes. Con­tracts con­cluded between 1 Janu­ary 1991 and 29 July 1994 might be re­voc­able in the event of in­cor­rect can­cel­la­tion policy – but only if they have not yet been paid out.

I signed my con­tract be­fore 1 Janu­ary 1991. Is there some­thing I can do here?

No. The le­gis­lator in­tro­duced the right of re­voc­a­tion at first on 1 Janu­ary 1991.

I have ter­min­ated my con­tract in the mean­time. Can the re­voc­a­tion still be de­clared?

Yes, if the con­tract falls within the rel­ev­ant period, a ter­min­a­tion is harm­less.

My in­sur­ance has already been paid out. Can I still re­voke?

Yes, if the con­tract falls within the rel­ev­ant period.

Is it bad if the poli­cy­holder and the in­sured per­son are not identical?

No, the poli­cy­holder is able to re­voke the in­sur­ance in these cases.

The in­sur­ance was taken out by a com­pany (joint prac­tice, ar­chi­tec­ture firm, trad­ing com­pany or sim­ilar in the form of GbR/​Kommanditgesellschaft/​Partnerschaftsgesellschaft/​GmbH). Can the com­pany re­voke?


My em­ployer has taken out a com­pany pen­sion for me. Can I also de­clare the re­voc­a­tion in thise case?

No, be­cause the em­ployer is the poli­cy­holder. This also ap­plies if the in­sur­ance has been trans­ferred to you in the mean­time.

Which doc­u­ments should I sub­mit so that the pos­sib­il­ity of re­voc­a­tion can be re­viewed?

We def­in­itely need the in­sur­ance cer­ti­fic­ate from you. If you have re­ceived a let­ter ac­com­pa­ny­ing the in­sur­ance policy, please sub­mit it as well. We also need the “Gen­eral Con­sumer In­form­a­tion”.

Are you able to tell me how much I can claim?

Yes, we use your doc­u­ments to cal­cu­late in­di­vidu­ally what amount you can ex­pect from the in­surer.

How much does it cost to check my con­tract doc­u­ments?

We in­form you if the con­tract can still be re­versed today and what amount you can ex­pect ap­prox­im­ately. The de­tailed ex­am­in­a­tion is free for you.

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