Barsel.dk

Barsel.dk

Private employer

You are automatically covered by Barsel.dk unless employees are covered by an alternative, approved maternity/paternity scheme.

Barsel.dk reduces your salary costs when you have employees on maternity/paternity leave in addition to the maternity/paternity benefits that you receive from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration. When you are covered by Barsel.dk, you also have to pay contributions every quarter. If your employees are covered by a public maternity/paternity scheme, read more under the 'Public employer' tab.

Reimbursement

To receive reimbursement from Barsel.dk, you must:

  • pay wages to employees during their maternity/paternity leave

  • be entitled to maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration.

  • the employee’s hourly wage must be higher than the maternity/paternity leave rate of DKK 126.89 (hourly rate including holiday pay).

Barsel.dk will pay reimbursement for a maximum of 37 hours per week - even if the employee works more than one place.

Read more about maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark

Rates for reimbursement

You can in 2024 receive a maximum of DKK 126.89 per hour from Udbetaling Danmark - Public Benefits Administration and DKK 98,38 per hour from Barsel.dk. This totals a maximum DKK 225,27 reimbursement per hour.

The reimbursement amount depends on how much you pay the employee per hour. You cannot receive reimbursement from Barsel.dk if the hourly wage is DKK 112.79 or lower.

Please note that the hourly wage is calculated by Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration – and is less labour market contributions, payment in lieu of untaken days of holiday, etc. Barsel.dk automatically receives the information. Barsel.dk will then add 12.5 per cent holiday allowance. If you want to know more about the calculation of the hourly wage, please contact Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration.

In order to receive the highest reimbursement rate, you must pay an hourly wage of at least DKK 200,24 (See example 1). If the hourly wage is below DKK 200,24 the reimbursement will be accordingly lower (See example 2).

See your reimbursement via self-service

Reimbursement period

Here, you can see how long you will receive reimbursement from Barsel.dk. Note that the weeks are distributed differently depending on whether the child was born/received (in the event of adoption) before or after 1 January 2024.

Reimbursement on birth

Reimbursement upon adoption

How to share the 22 weeks

If the parents want to share the 22 weeks between them, the reimbursement is divided between the self-employed and the other parent’s employer, regardless of which maternity/paternity leave scheme they are affiliated with.

Eksemple of distribution

Also note that the weeks are distributed differently depending on whether the child was born/received (in the event of adoption) before or after 1 January 2024.

Other questions

Apply for reimbursement

You must apply for maternity/paternity benefits via NemRefusion. You will then automatically receive reimbursement from Barsel.dk.

What you need to do

  1. Apply for maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration (see link below).

  2. Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration will pay the maternity/paternity benefits into your account.

  3. Barsel.dk will automatically be notified by Udbetaling Danmark – Public Benefits Administration. This means that there is nothing else you need to do to receive the reimbursement.

  4. You will subsequently automatically receive the reimbursement in the company NemKonto – once every quarter.

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Read more about maternity/paternity benefits from Udbetaling Danmark

Payment

You will automatically receive reimbursement from Barsel.dk once every quarter:

  • The reimbursement will be deposited in the company’s NemKonto

  • Reimbursement will be paid quarterly in arrears

  • Payment will take place at the end of the month following the end of the quarter.

The account statement from NemKonto will state that the payment is from Barsel.dk and state which civil registration number the payment relates to. You can see the period covered by the reimbursement in the self-service solution. You can also see there how the reimbursement was calculated.

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Contribution - fully covered

As a private employer you are either fully covered, partially covered or not covered by Barsel.dk. The contribution rate for Barsel.dk depends on how you are covered.

If your employees are not covered by an alternative, approved maternity/paternity compensation scheme, the company is fully covered by Barsel.dk.

Read about rates and payment as fully covered

Contribution - partially covered

If not all your employees are covered by an alternative, approved maternity/paternity compensation scheme, the company is partially covered by Barsel.dk.

Read about rates, reporting and payment as partially covered

Not covered

If all employees are covered by an alternative, approved maternity/paternity compensation scheme, the company is not covered by Barsel.dk.

If you are covered by a public maternity/paternity scheme, you will be partially or fully exempt from paying to Barsel.dk.

Read about public maternity/paternity schemes

Grief leave

If your employee has lost a child, you may be entitled to a payment from Barsel.dk, while your employee is on grief leave. Grief leave is for when: • The child is stillborn. • The child dies or is given up for adoption before the 32nd week after birth. • An adopted child dies before the 32nd week after receiving the child. How long your employee can receive payment depends on how much maternity/paternity leave your employee or potentially any other parent of the child has previously taken. This means that if your employee or another parent managed to take maternity/paternity leave, these weeks will be deducted from the total number of weeks your employee can receive during the grief leave. Please note that the weeks are distributed differently depending on whether the parents lost the child before or after 01.01.2024.

Legislation etc.

Here you can find legal guidance relevant to Barsel.dk and read about how we process your personal data.

Legal guidance

How Barsel.dk process your personal data

In the following, you can learn more about what data Barsel.dk processes, how we process the data and your rights in that connection.

Read more about the processing of your personal data

Updated 07.05.2024
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