Cost of health insurance jumps by €30

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Healthcare
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Original DutchNews article found by clicking here.

Tuesday 08 November 2011

Four of the big health insurers are increasing the cost of a basic health insurance package to €108.25, a rise of €30 a year, it was announced on Tuesday.

Agis, Zilveren Kruis, Achmea, VGZ and Univé also said the cost of an additional healthcare package will increase by an average 6%.

In addition, the cost of the standard own-risk will increase by €50 to €220 next year.

‘The basic package has been pillaged and what has been removed now falls under additional healthcare,’ says Erik Hordijk of insurance website ‘This makes those items 10% more expensive.’

Items removed from the basic package include dental treatment for 18 to 21-year-olds, contraceptive pills, anti-depressants and a decrease in the number of psychiatric sessions.

Earlier this month health insurer Menzis announced an increase in its basic premium to €106.50.


  1. lapsus linguae says:

    This is why I am insured with AnderZorg for under €70 per month…

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