Statutory personal contribution
You will pay a statutory personal contribution for some health care from the basic and supplementary insurances. For hearing aids and false teeth for example. But what is it and how does it work? And what is the difference with the mandatory excess?
What is statutory personal contribution?
A statutory personal contribution is an amount or percentage you have to pay for certain types of medical care from the basic and supplementary insurances. The government determines the amount each year.
When will you have to pay a personal contribution?
In 2020 you will pay a personal contribution for:
- Child delivery and maternity care (in Dutch only)
- Some dental care from 18 years and older (in Dutch only)
- Dental prostheses (in Dutch only)
- Certain types of medical devices (in Dutch only), such as a hearing aid or wig
- Certain types of medication (in Dutch only), such as long-acting ADHD medicines
- Seated transport (in Dutch only)
Find out what your personal contribution will be in our reimbursements overview (in Dutch only).
Statutory personal contribution is not the same as the mandatory excess
|Statutory personal contribution||Excess|
|For all ages.||For 18 years and older.|
|You can pay a statutory personal contribution for both basic- and supplementary insurances.||You only pay an excess for care from the basic insurance.|
|Some supplementary insurances reimburse the statutory personal contribution.||There is no reimbursement for the excess.|
|Depending on the kind of care there can be a maximum, but there isn’t always.||Has a yearly maximum.|
Let’s say you take a taxi to your treatment in 2020 and the reimbursement for seated transport applies. Your current excess level is € 60.
|Personal statutory personal contribution||€ 105 (maximum statutory personal contribution for transport)|
|Your maximum reimbursement||€ 95|
|What you pay in excess||€ 60|
|Your reimbursement||€ 35|
Frequently asked questions
In our reimbursement overview you can see if a statutory personal contribution applies to your reimbursement. This applies to, for instance, maternity care, medical devices and transport.