The Netherlands’ 2016 Mandatory Health Insurance Changes

Changes in the mandatory Netherlands health insurance coverage begin January 2016.

The mandatory deductible has been increased by €10, bringing the total deductible up to €385. Enrollees are responsible for paying the deductible. Some medical services are exempt from the deductible such as visiting a general practitioner and maternity care. Although the total deductible increased, the basic coverage has been enhanced. For example, visiting a sports physician is now part of the basic coverage, more types of prenatal screening and prenatal surgery are compensated and hearing aids for minors are fully reimbursed by the health insurance provider.

Individual monthly premiums have increased by an average of €7.

More insights on Dutch employee health and welfare benefits can be found on Asinta’s country page for The Netherlands.

Employee benefits are changing all the time. If you are seeking qualified help for researching, reviewing, brokering, or implementing benefits in The Netherlands, please contact us and we will respond to you within two business days.