What does Brexit mean for your health insurance abroad?

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. This is called the Brexit. A transitional period will apply until 1 January 2021 during which the United Kingdom still abides by all EU laws and agreements.

What will change from 1 January 2021? 

At the end of December the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) agreed on the rules as from 1 January 2021. The Netherlands and the other EU Member States are studying these agreements – which still have to be officially approved. The impact on Dutch people moving to the UK after 31 December 2020 and the use of the EHIC in the UK is not yet clear. As soon as we know more about this, you can read about it here. What do we know?

Existing clients

Do you live in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2020 and pay a healthcare contribution to the CAK for your medical care? Then nothing will change for you as long as your circumstances do not change. 

  • You will continue to pay a healthcare contribution to the CAK. 
  • You and/or your co-insured family members will continue to be entitled to medical care in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. 
  • You and/or your co-insured family members will continue to be entitled to medically needed care in the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. You will receive a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the CAK.

Want to know more about the Brexit?  

Read the latest state of affairs on the Brexit (Rijksoverheid.nl)


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