I’m going to work in the Netherlands

If you are coming to work in the Netherlands, in most cases you need to take out Dutch national health insurance for medical expenses. Unless you are from the EU, EEA or a treaty country and have been seconded to the Netherlands.

Working in the Netherlands: mandatory Dutch national health insurance

If you are coming to work in the Netherlands, in most cases you need to take out Dutch national health insurance. This is mandatory health insurance if you live and work in the Netherlands.

Exception: seconded from EU, EEA or treaty country

If you have been temporarily seconded by your employer to the Netherlands and you are from the EU, EEA, or a treaty country, you remain insured in accordance with the rules of your country of origin. This means you will not be eligible for Dutch national health insurance. You can find more information about this on the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB).

Family members

Other rules may apply to your partner and your children. We advise you to contact the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) for further information

What does OOM Verzekeringen offer?

OOM Verzekeringen does not offer Dutch national health insurance. Our insurance offers a solution for those who are not (yet) eligible for Dutch national health insurance. For such situations, we offer OOM Provisional Residence in the Netherlands Insurance.

What if you are uncertain?

We have put together this information with great care. However, the rules are complicated and are subject to change. To be certain of whether or not you need to have Dutch national health insurance, please contact the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB).

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