Health Insurance

Keep informed about Dutch insurance

If you are already insured in the Netherlands, you may have gotten a reminder e-mail about the changes that the government is making when it comes to your health insurance. Each year, the Dutch government conducts a few changes in basic insurance which influences all insurers.

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Eigen Risico (“Own Risk”): the Dutch Health Insurance System

The health insurance system in the Netherlands works slightly different from the social or health institutions of other European countries. The following paragraphs will explain everything you need to know about the eigen risico (literally “own risk”, or deductibles) that all Dutch medical insurance companies mention in their policy.

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If you get ill

While working for Abroad Experience, if you do fall ill during your contract we would ask for you to follow these steps:

Inform your Hirer (your Manager) before 10.00 on the day of illness and explain your current situation. Inform Abroad Experience as well on the day of your illness and that you have been in contact with your Manager. When you are back at work please also inform Abroad Experience of this so we can update our records. Read If you get ill

Health Insurance

What does health care look like in the Netherlands, and what are the laws regarding health insurance? In this blog we cover what the rules are, and how to can get covered today!

Every person who lives or works in the Netherlands is legally obliged to take out standard health insurance to cover the cost of, for example, consulting a general practitioner, hospital treatment and prescription medication. You may also opt to take out additional insurance to cover costs not included in the standard package. Thus, if you are employed here, you will need

to sign up with a Dutch insurance company as soon as possible. Insurance providers are all private companies and there are many to choose from. Here are just a few examples:

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