Share of individuals who considered health insurance switch Netherlands 2017, by age

This statistic shows the share of individuals who considered switching health insurance companies in the Netherlands in 2017, by age group. In 2017, approximately 32 percent of the respondents aged 18 to 39 years old indicated they considered switching to a different health insurance company than the one they were with at that time.
It is allowed in the Netherlands to cancel one's basic health insurance and change insurance companies every year until the 31st of December. When individuals end their contract before the end of December, their contract will end per January 1st. They can then choose a new health insurance company before February 1st. In 2017, the share of individuals who switched health insurance companies reached a value of approximately 6.4 percent.

Share of individuals who considered switching health insurance companies in the Netherlands in 2017, by age group*

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Source

Release date

July 2017

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

February 2017

Number of respondents

582-598

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The source states that "there is a significant different at a significance level of 0,05" (in Dutch: significant verschil bij significantieniveau van 0,05).

The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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