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.

Don’t confuse the personal contribution with the mandatory excess

When will you have to pay a personal contribution?

In 2020 you will pay a personal contribution for:

Find out what your personal contribution will be in our reimbursements overview (in Dutch only).

Find your reimbursement

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.

An example

Let’s say you take a taxi to your treatment in 2021 and the reimbursement for seated transport applies. Your current excess level is € 60.

Taxi € 200 
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.

Find reimbursement (in Dutch only)

No, the statutory personal contribution doesn’t have a voluntary personal contribution.