UStudy is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with Zorgerzekeringslijn.nl. This is an impartial and independent (as well as free) source of information and advice about Dutch health insurance, subsidised by the Dutch government. A study stint in the US can impact on your health insurance. In most cases you can continue to hold on to your health insurance if you head to the US for the purposes of studying. However, everyone’s personal situation will determine whether the statutory health insurance continues or expires, and what the advantages and disadvantages would be. UStudy has a commitment to ensuring our customers have access to the most up to date, accurate information. Therefore always check your personal situation with Zorgverzekeringslijn.nl
Health insurance abroad
From the age of 18 you are legally obliged to purchase health insurance coverage. A temporary or long-term study abroad could affect your insurance obligation. In general, it is possible to retain your Dutch health insurance if you plan to study abroad. This may be subject to change if you follow an internship or accept a part-time job. For further information or advice, please contact Zorgverzekeringslijn.nl via the toll-free number 0800 64 64 644.
Health insurance advice
Call Zorgverzekeringslijn.nl on 0800-646 4644 (a toll-free number) to ask questions about the mandatory health insurance in the Netherlands, healthcare premiums or debts due to your health insurance company. Alternatively, visit the bilingual website www.zorgverzekeringslijn.nl to find the health insurance answers you need or to receive direct advice about payment arrears.