In the course of SVÄG 2012, a support service for entrepreneurs from long-term illness, the newly introduced § 104a GSVG has been created. The aim was to strengthen the position of small businesses in the event of illness as this group is particularly affected by the consequences of a long term illness. Addressees are all insured under §§ 2, Section 1, 3, paragraph 1, 2 and §§ 14a or 14b GSVG. Eligibility requirements are specified by the emplyee limit in the company, the need for a personal work performance in the company, as well as a long-term illness. The assistance benefit shall be paid in the amount of a fixed minimum daily rate from the seventh week of employment hindrance.On the part of employers' organisations such legislation was demanded for years. Employee representatives, however, see in this provision a favor of free enterprise. Criticisms of the provision itself, as well as individual, specific designs are precisely explained and discussed. Mostly criticised, among other things, the support financing performance by the AUVA, the eligibility criteria and the payment modality.The work further deals with the new provision of additional insurance according to §§ 105 f GSV. By adapting the supplementary insurance to the new support performance, this led to a restructuring of sickness allowance and the abolition of the daily allowance.The theme of continued pay for self-employed is completed by the changes in maternity benefit for women entrepreneurs. Maternity allowance was greatly increased by the SVÄG 2012. Through SVÄG 2013 came the introduction of an exemption from social security contribution payments for the duration of maternity benefit cover.