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Excess public healthcare insurance
Costs for care under the public healthcare insurance
Are you obliged to take out health insurance in the Netherlands? In the Netherlands, every insured of 18 or older has a compulsory excess for medical care that is covered by the public healthcare insurance. In addition to the compulsory excess, HollandZorg also offers a voluntary excess. In that case, you will enjoy premium discounts.
Compulsory excess in 2019
Each year, the Dutch government determines the extent of the compulsory excess. In 2019, the compulsory excess is €385,-. The compulsory excess applies to every insured aged 18 or over. Our schedule of public healthcare insurance reimbursements explains which type of healthcare is subject to the compulsory excess.
Exceptions regarding compulsory excess
The compulsory excess does not apply to all healthcare from the basic package of the public healthcare insurance. In 2019, there is no compulsory excess for:
- Visits to your GP
- Medical aids given on loan
- Follow-up checks of a donor following organ donation
- Obstetric care
- Maternity care
- Integrated care
- Home nursing and care
For more information about the compulsory excess, please view our online healthcare reimbursement schedule or read our insurance conditions (PDF).
In addition to the compulsory excess, HollandZorg also offers a voluntary excess. In exchange for a voluntary excess, you are given a discount on your public healthcare insurance premium. The higher the voluntary excess, the lower the premium for your public healthcare insurance.
per calendar year
|Monthly premium||Monthly discount|
|€ 100||€ 114,00||€ 3|
|€ 200||€ 111,00||€ 6|
|€ 300||€ 108,00||€ 9|
|€ 400||€ 105,00||€ 12|
|€ 500||€ 97,50||€ 19,50|
You can adjust the extent of your voluntary excess on an annual basis as of 1 January of the following year.
Payment of excess
When you receive an invoice from your care provider and submit it to us, we will deduct your excess from our payment. If the healthcare you use is subject to a personal contribution, you first pay that contribution. The remaining sum first counts towards the compulsory excess and then towards any voluntary excess. The remainder is reimbursed.
If your care provider sends the invoice directly to us, we will send you a letter with a cost overview and the sum you need to pay, if applicable.
If you have any questions about the excess, send us your question by means of our online contact form, or call Customer Services on +31 (0)570 687 123. We will be pleased to answer your queries.