‘Health insurance costs have risen 28%’

The cost of health insurance for the average Dutch household has gone up 28% since the system was overhauled in 2006, according to research by insurance website Verzekeringssite.nl, quoted by Nos tv.

In 2006, the average cost of the new basic health insurance package was €90, and that has now gone up to €96 a month.
But the scrapping of the no-claim bonus and introduction of a €150 compulsory own-risk element means each person is now paying €200 more a year for basic health insurance, the website said.

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