As of 1 January 2023, the calculation method for the country of residence factor that we apply to the healthcare contribution will change. For a number of clients, this represents a significant increase in the country of residence factor and therefore also the healthcare contribution.
What is a country of residence factor?
The health care package and its cost vary from country to country. The country of residence factor shows the difference between the country of residence of your co-insured family members and the Netherlands. That is why we always multiply your healthcare contribution by a country of residence factor. This way you do not pay too much and not too little for the care your family members receive in their country of residence.
New calculation method
The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport sets the country of residence factors again each year. As of January 1 2023, the Ministry uses a new calculation method with figures from A System of Health Accounts (pdf, 1.2 MB). These health care figures are more up-to-date, transparent and usable for the long term.