Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about Barsel.dk
You pay for all employees for whom you pay ATP contribution. However, apprentices below the age of 25 who are registered with the employers’ reimbursement system (AUB) are an exception.
More information about the payment and deadlines is available here:
The annual contribution for a full-time monthly paid employee is DKK 1150.00. More information about the calculations is available here:
As a matter of principle, all companies that are on the private labour market are covered by the scheme. As an employer, the law states that you have to pay contributions to Barsel.dk unless your company has already entered into an agreement with another approved maternity scheme for all employees. More information is available here:
You are entitled to compensation if your employee receives pay during maternity/paternity leave and their salary is higher than the maternity/paternity benefit rate. This compensation is equal to the difference between the salary and maternity benefits up to DKK 186.56 an hour. Holiday remuneration is included in the compensation. The compensation is increased by 12.5 per cent - corresponding to the rate of holiday remuneration. This means that the total repayment is now 193.10 DKK per hour as the highest amount. More information about compensation is available here:
The employer may receive compensation from Barsel.dk for up to:
•4 weeks before the expected birth for the mother
•2 weeks as an mandatory leave for the mother
•2 weeks as a paternity leave for the father
•25 weeks as a joint leave that can be divided between the father and the mother.
The 25 weeks of joint leave are used when the mother or the father's employer receives benefit compensation from Udbetaling Danmark.
The right to compensation from Barsel.dk rests with the employer whose employee's leave is first, in time, after the birth.