The AD quotes sources as saying the government estimates basic healthcare insurance premiums will rise around €10 a month, to an average of €1,432 a year in 2019/
However, there will be no increase in the own risk element, which is currently €385, the sources said. At the same time, the maximum health insurance benefit will rise to €92 a month for a single person, the AD said.
Health insurance companies are responsible for setting their own fees for the basic health package, although the government determines the contents.
The government forecast a similar rise in premiums last year, although most insurance companies kept well below that figure.
Broadcaster NOS says the government is planning to spend an additional €30m on tackling cyber crime, following warnings from the counter-terrorism unit NCTV. The NCTV said earlier this year that cyber crime poses a major threat to the Netherlands.
The police will also get an additional €58m next year. The money is to be spent on recruitment drives and other measures to offset the number of police soon coming up for retirement.
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