Healthcare Insurance Act
If you do not live in the Netherlands
The Healthcare Insurance Act also applies if you do not live in the Netherlands but if you are insured in the Netherlands for the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act. You are then required to have basic health insurance for which you owe the flat-rate contribution. Besides this, you may be entitled to healthcare benefit. If you have family members that are insured under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act, then they are also compulsorily insured under the Healthcare Insurance Act. This involves individuals that are subject to the Dutch social security system according to the 'Besluit uitbreiding en beperking kring verzekerden volksverzekeringen' (Access to National Insurance (Additional Categories of Persons), such as family members of members of the Dutch Diplomatic Service abroad of family members of other Dutch officials posted abroad.
The income related contribution: how much do you pay?
If you reside abroad and you are insured in the Netherlands under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act, you pay the same percentage as someone who lives and works in the Netherlands.