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Dutch health insurance

What is included in the basic Dutch health insurance package?

Are there different health insurance policies? And what is the difference?

Is dental healthcare covered by the insurance?

Can I get additional coverage for my health insurance?

How will my children be insured?

Do I need to take out Dutch health insurance if I am on a short-term stay?

If I don’t have a Dutch health insurance policy yet, is there a way to get my medical costs reimbursed?

You need to have a Dutch health insurance within four months from the day you have a residence permit and are  registered with the gemeente (municipality). Please note that you will pay Dutch health insurance from the day you registered. Meaning, if you registered on 1 January but you take out the Dutch insurance on 1 March, you still have to pay for January and February. You can arrange reimbursement for health care costs incurred during that period.

If obtaining a verblijfsvergunning (residence permit) takes a while, it is possible to take out a voluntary and temporary health insurance. This is a health insurance for those who do not have a verblijfsvergunning yet.  An example of such an insurance can be found on the website of insurance company Oom

I just took out a Dutch health insurance policy but now the insurance company wants me to pay the premium for a few months retrospectively. Can they do that?

What will happen if I don’t take out Dutch health insurance?

Is there a deductible (eigen risico)?

My residence permit has expired and my application to renew it has been rejected. Can I still get medical help here?

Can I use my Dutch health insurance abroad?

I have recently moved to the Netherlands and I don't have a BSN number. Is it possible to have health insurance without a BSN number?

I have a Dutch health insurance and would like to change to another insurance company. How can I arrange this?