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Alternative therapies and medicines

Reimbursement HollandZorg zorgverzekering 2019

  1. What are alternative therapies?
  2. What are alternative medicines?
  3. When will you qualify for reimbursement?
  4. A prescription is required for alternative medicines
  5. Reimbursement for alternative therapies and medicines in 2019
  6. No statutory personal contribution
  7. No policy excess
  8. Who may provide this type of care?

Please note: the information provided on this page is a summary of the reimbursement applicable. You will only be able to derive rights from the HollandZorg Conditions of Insurance (pdf).

1. What are alternative therapies?

Alternative therapies are methods of treatment and therapies that fall outside standard medical care. The treatments provided may supplement standard medical care. Recognised alternative therapies are acupuncture and homoeopathy.

2. What are alternative medicines?

Alternative medicines are anthroposophic and homoeopathic medicines.

3. When will you qualify for reimbursement?

In 2019, the following alternative therapies will qualify for reimbursement:

  • acupuncture;
  • anthroposophy;
  • chiropractics;
  • gestalt therapy;
  • haptotherapy;
  • (classic) homeopathy;
  • orthomanual medicine;
  • natural medicine;
  • neurofeedback;
  • osteopathy.

The care provider offering the alternative therapy must meet the conditions set out in the List of Alternative Care Providers (pdf). The list states which professional association and umbrella organisation the care provider must be affiliated with or must be a member of and in which register the care provider must be entered. The invoice states the professional association which the care provider is affiliated with or which it is a member of. The invoice also contains an overview of the treatments per day.
 

In 2018, you will qualify for a reimbursement for alternative medicines if the medicines in question have been included in the G-standard of Z-Index. Check this on the website www.cbg-meb.nl. You will see whether the alternative medicine in question has been included in the G-standard under the heading 'geneesmiddeleninformatiebank voor mensen' (medicine information database for people).

4. A prescription will be required for alternative medicines

You will require a prescription from a general practitioner or your alternative care provider for alternative medicines. The alternative care provider must meet the conditions set out in the List of Alternative Care Providers (pdf).

5. Reimbursement for alternative therapies and medicines in 2019


You do not qualify for alternative therapies and medicines  under HollandZorg public healthcare insurance. However, our supplementary insurance does qualify you for reimbursement. The maximum reimbursement applies to alternative therapies and alternative medicines taken together.

 

Public Healthcare Insurance      Reimbursement 2019
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance none

 

Supplementary Insurances                                Reimbursement 2019
Start none
Extra none
Plus € 40,- per treatment day up to a maximum of € 350,- per calendar year for the different components combined*
Top € 40,- per treatment day up to a maximum of € 500,- per calendar year for the different components combined*

 

*) The care provider offering the alternative therapy must meet the conditions set out in the List of Alternative Care Providers (pdf).

6. No statutory personal contribution

No statutory personal contribution applies to alternative therapies or alternative medicines.

7. No policy excess

No policy excess will apply for the costs of care under the supplementary insurance.

8. Who may provide this type of care?

You may obtain alternative therapies from care providers that meet the conditions set out in the List of Alternative Care Providers (pdf). A dispensing chemist or a dispensing general practitioner can provide this type of care.


For more information, call customer services on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert employees will be pleased to help you.
 

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