Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Opinion on the importance of mandatory excess when voting in the Netherlands 2017

To what extent do you agree with the following: the mandatory excess ("verplicht eigen risico") is an important topic when I vote*

by Raynor de Best, last edited Sep 2, 2019
Opinion on the importance of mandatory excess when voting in the Netherlands 2017 This statistic shows the answers to the survey statement: "The mandatory excess (in Dutch: verplicht eigen risico) is an important topic when I vote*". During the surveyed period, approximately 17 percent of the respondents answered mandatory excess was not an important topic for them. In 2018, the total mandatory excess was expected to reach a value of 400 euros. This is an increase of the 385 euros reached in both 2017 and 2016. The number for 2018 was at the time unclear and would be finalized on October 1, 2017.
On September 19, the demissionary Dutch government of Rutte II, consisting of the liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the social democratic Labour party (PvdA) announced that they would increase the total mandatory excess to 400 euros for 2018. The financial plans of this government, however, are not final as they are officially a "caretaker government", waiting for the new government to arrive after the Dutch elections in March 2017. This new government, most likely to be Rutte III and consisting of the liberal VVD, the Christian Democrats (CDA), the liberal-progressive party D66 and the Christian conservatives (Christenunie), stated in a parliamentary debate on September 20 they did not want to increase the mandatory excess, remaining 385 euros like in 2017 and 2016. To do so, this measure has to be approved in a parliamentary session before the deadline on October 1.

In the Netherlands, every resident or employee is obliged to take a basic health insurance to cover medical costs from, for example, visits to a general practitioner or the hospital. The Dutch government decides on the cover provided by this package and health insurance companies are obliged to accept everyone who meets the requirements, regardless of age or state of health. It is compulsory, however, from the age of 18 to pay a total mandatory excess (in Dutch: verplicht eigen risico) before the basic insurance reimburses medical costs. This principle was introduced in the Dutch Health Insurance Act (Zvw) in 2008. This mandatory excess can be increased with an additional voluntary excess (in Dutch: vrijwillig eigen risico), in exchange for a lower premium. In 2014, the average annual premium for addtionnal health insurance reached a value of approximately 310 euros per person.
Show more

To what extent do you agree with the following: the mandatory excess ("verplicht eigen risico") is an important topic when I vote*

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Health insurance in the Netherlands"
  • Health insurance companies
The most important statistics
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Mandatory and voluntary excess in basic insurance
  • National health expenditure
  • Average health costs per person
  • Insurance defaulters
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.