If policyholders carry out activities under difficult working conditions within the meaning of the Ordinance on Heavy Work, this must be reported to the relevant health insurance institution by the employer without prompting.
Trigger/purpose of the notification
There are activities that indicate the existence of heavy labour within the meaning of the Ordinance on Heavy Work.
A male person who is compulsorily insured under the pension insurance scheme has reached the age of 40 or a female person has reached the age of 35.
From this point, an activity has been carried out that indicates the existence of heavy work within the meaning of the Heavy Work Ordinance.
This does not refer to an activity that is registered with regard to heavy work by a third party (for example, the Bauarbeiter-Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse).
The heavy work registration must be submitted once a year by the end of February of the following year.
The heavy work registration must be submitted to the relevant health insurance institution.
Process and procedure
The notification shall only be deemed submitted if it is transmitted via ELDA (electronic data exchange with the Austrian social insurance institutions).
Registrations submitted by other means, in particular in paper form, by email or by telephone, are not deemed submitted.
Specifics of the notification
For insurance periods in which there is no compulsory insurance for pension insurance, such as periods of reduced employment, no declaration of heavy work should be submitted.
Under certain circumstances, the policyholder may claim under civil law against the person subject to the reporting obligation any disadvantages they suffer as a result of any breach in the reporting obligation.
Modifying/correcting the notification
To correct an incorrect heavy work registration, it should be cancelled and a new only submitted.