Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is researching whether babies with spina bifida (an open spine) can be operated on before birth in the Netherlands. Currently parents have to travel to Belgium for such an operation.
The Netherlands' second-largest health insurer, VGZ, has said the premium they will charge for the mandatory basic health insurance package will rise between six and 14 percent next year. The firm offers three different basic insurances, which will cost between €97.95 and €113.95 per month.
According to a report from research center Nibud, many young people aged 18 to 24 already have outstanding tax payments, and are unable to pay their health insurance or phone provider bills, RTL Nieuws reports.
In an attempt to bring an end to unruly comparison websites, the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) will tighten rules and issue licenses to regulate the industry. Websites which fulfil the function of mediator, and receive remuneration when a company gains a new member through the website, must apply a license before 17 November.
Next year, the health insurance premium for a basic package will go up with €10 a month. According to sources from the Algemeen Dagblad around the budget talks, the mandatory own risk insurance will also rise per year.
Since December, around 250 transgender people considering undergoing gender reassignment surgery have gone to the VU medical center in Amsterdam for treatment. This comes from a letter to Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health by the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) on Thursday.
Dutch health insurance firm Achmea is reclaiming €4 million from more than 1,000 dentists.
Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.
The Dutch economic recovery is expected to continue in 2014 with 0.5 percent growth, according to numbers released by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. The governmental office, also called the CPB, said they do not expect the labor market to recover next year.
People who go on holiday outside Europe, may soon need a separate insurance for medical expenses. Minister Edith Schippers will send a bill to the House in the fall. That said a spokesman on Thursday.
The idea is not new. Rutte I already made this plan in 2010. With the plan, Schippers hopes to save about 60 million euro. Care costs by travelers within in Europe will still be paid.
It is easier for defaulters to return to their health care insurance. Now a defaulter can only go back to the insurer if the debt is paid off or if a recognized authority is involved in the repayment of the debt. Under the new rules the return is a possible if the defaulter itself make arrangements with the insurer.
This is contained in a bill of Minister Edith Schippers (Health) that was sent on Monday to the House. Schippers wants the law to ensure that defaulters quickly return to their insurer and also pay the premium there.