In the Netherlands, it is mandatory for everyone who lives or works here, including highly skilled migrants/expats, to have basic health insurance. The healthcare system in the Netherlands is generally considered to be one of the best in the world. Healthcare is regulated by the government through the Health Insurance Act (ZVW). The desired health insurance must be taken out with an insurance company that participates in the Health Insurance Act.

The basic health insurance covers most medical costs, such as visits to the general practitioner and hospital admissions. It is also possible to take out additional insurance for extra coverage. There are several insurers that offer policies specifically aimed at expats. It is mandatory to take out health insurance within 4 months of arrival in the Netherlands, otherwise a fine will be imposed.

Global Relocation Compass provides independent advice on which health insurance policy best suits your highly educated migrant. Contact us for details at or +316 823 80 801.