FAQ Healthcare Holland

24 March 2010

FAQ Healthcare Holland

I live abroad. Am I entitled to a health insurance in the Netherlands?
As a rule, someone who lives abroad but works in the Netherlands has to conclude a health insurance in the Netherlands.

Do you work in the Netherlands with a zero hours contract or do you work as an on-call employee?
According to the Dutch Care Insurance Act (Zvw) you must pay a health insurance premium in the Netherlands. You can apply for a health insurance via an application form. With an E106-form you can apply for a health insurance in your home country.

Do you receive social security or a pension from the Netherlands?
According to the Dutch Care Insurance Act you do not have to conclude a health insurance in the Netherlands. Note: if you live in a member state of the EU or EEA, then you will have to be registered at the ‘College voor Zorgverzekeringen’ (CVZ). If you do not live in a member state of the EU or EEA, other rules apply.

I live abroad and I am not insured with AWBZ. Can I apply for an AWBZ insurance?
No, you cannot voluntarily apply for an AWBZ insurance.

I live in the Netherlands and work abroad. Am I entitled to a health insurance in the Netherlands?
No, you are not entitled to a health insurance in the Netherlands. You will have to conclude a health insurance in the country in which you work. Note: when you work in a member state of the EU or EEA or Switzerland, you can request an E-106 form at your foreign health insurer. With this form you can register at a health insurance company. In so doing, you will also receive a reimbursement for the costs that you might make in the Netherlands.

I live in the Netherlands and receive a pension from another country. Am I entitled to a health insurance in the Netherlands?
You are not AWBZ insured and this means that you are not required to pay insurance in the Netherlands. You are entitled to a health insurance in the country from which you receive your pension. You can request your foreign health insurer for an E-121 form. With this form you can register at a health insurance company. In so doing, you will also receive a reimbursement for the costs that you might make in the Netherlands.

I am going to make a journey around the world. Do I have to stay insured in the Netherlands?
If you are planning to stay abroad for a period less than one year, without intending to work there (an exception may be making a little money on the side in order to be able to pay for your journey), or are you planning to live abroad for a period less than one year, then you remain required to pay insurance in the Netherlands.