Netherlands Health Insurance Requirement

The Netherlands have started cracking down on international students who lack having adequate health insurance during their stay, and hundreds of international students have been already been fined.

International students in the Netherland who are not from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland who plan on working must have the Dutch public healthcare insurance. Students are able to contact their school for guidance on purchasing the public healthcare insurance. It is important to keep in mind that these plans will only cover medical expenses. This means that these international students will need to also purchase an emergency evacuation plan that provides coverage for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains.

If international students in the Netherlands are not earning income or taking part in an internship, it is not necessary for them to take out the Dutch Public Health Insurance, however, the Netherlands health insurance requirement does still necessitate students to have coverage that will meet the Schengen Visa requirements. This means students need to find a plan that includes coverage of at least Euro 30,000, repatriation of remains and emergency medical evacuation.

If you will be an international student in the Netherlands in need of a private health insurance plan, one available option that will meet and exceed the Netherlands health insurance requirement is the Atlas Travel plan.

The Atlas Travel plan gives international students the coverage they need and the flexibility they want. This plan can be purchased for as little as five days of coverage, up to 364 days, and it is renewable for up to three years. Students are also able to customize their plan by choosing what amount of coverage and which deductible they would like included.

If you would more information on how to purchase the Atlas Travel plan to meet the Netherlands health insurance requirement, contact one of our licensed agents today.


*Traditional Dutch Windmill photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Posted by Bryanna Davis

Bryanna joined International Student Insurance in 2011 after returning to the United States from teaching English in China. Her interest in international education, sparked initially by her own study abroad experience in Wales, led her to the company. Bryanna is originally from Missouri and is a graduate from the University of Central Missouri.

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