Since January 1, 2006 every person over 18 who lives in the Netherlands is legally obliged to take out health insurance. If you are an immigrant, you must insure yourself within 3 months from the date of your registration in Gemeente Office. The insurance obligation also applies to persons who are not registered for a permanent residence in the Netherlands, but work temporarily on its territory. In case you are a temporary worker and stay in the Netherlands alone, it is impossible to take out your health insurance as long as you bring your family with you. We offer you our assistance in this matter.
Please find the list of health insurance companies under the following link:
We remain available for consultation and will be glad to assist you with choosing the most suitable offer.
The consequences of being uninsured are serious. Within 3 months Zorginstituut will sent you a reminder letter and urge you to register at insurance company. If you do not appear to register within six weeks, you will be fined of EUR 332.25. In case you fail to pay the fine timely, your case will be sent to debt collection company. Should you fail to take out insurance within the next 3 months, another fine of EUR 332.25 will be imposed. If you are still uninsured after receiving 2 fines, the healthcare institute will take out insurance for you for the period of 12 months. In that case you will also need to pay the fines imposed.
Please feel free to contact us for further information.