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Obtaining Health Insurance for residency permit application

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Obtaining Health Insurance for residency permit application

Post Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 am

Rolling Eyes
Hi all! New to this site, I just found it by chance today.

I am moving over on 12 April and applying for my residency permit on the 13th of April and need to find a way to get health insurance they say it is mandatory to apply.

Has anyone done this and if so where did you obtain the health insurance.

I have googled it but it seems all fly by night companies!

HELP!

Thanks,
Rachel


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Re: Obtaining Health Insurance for residency permit applicat

Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:19 pm

Rachel.. Are you moving for employment(job) or for a partnership?

When I came here for a partnership, I kept my Blue Cross/Blue Shield through Cobra until I obtained my residency permit. That is acceptable here. There are also several expat insurance companies that you can check out. I think if you google "Expat Insurance" you will find a lot of companies that offer insurance. Also on www.expatica.nl you will find some information on expat insurance. Hope this helps.

Martha

 

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Re: Obtaining Health Insurance for residency permit application

Post Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:50 pm

Recently Dutch laws have changed and in principle, health insurance should cost the same for everybody. However, there are differences in what the insurance covers. Often, larger companies have some kind of "deal" with an insurer to give you better cover. If you work in NL it may be worth asking your employer.

 

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