Gemalto will issue an additional 15 million second-generation German eHealth cards to AOK – the German health insurance fund – in 2012.
AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse), the Health Insurance Fund, looks after around 25 million people, approximately one-third of the population in Germany. Last year, Gemalto issued 2.5 million health cards for the German National Health Insurance Scheme.
In the joint, large-scale project, Gemalto is responsible for the entire card production process for Germany’s largest health insurance company. From production and personalization through to fulfillment services.
The new Sealys eHealth card features a portrait photo of the insured person on the front. Together with the secure authentication function of the operating system, this enhances the legitimacy of the cardholder and further reduces fraud. In addition, the card shall in future enable secure access to an online patient file and store electronic prescriptions. With the holder’s consent, additional personal information can be stored on the card, including emergency data such as allergies or drug intolerance.