Newsletter Autumn 2019

Newsletter Autumn 2019

Health insurance costs 2020

Within days after the government announced an expected rise of health insurance premium of ‘only’ 3 € in 2020, DSW insurance dropped a bomb. This health insurer, traditionally the first to publish next year’s premium, announced a rise of 6 €.

All insurance providers will have to publish next year's basic health insurance fees by November 12th. From that moment until the end of the year you have the option to change provider or policy.

Read all about what you can do to manage your healthcare costs in our special Health Insurance Newsletter to appear mid-November. Sign up here to secure your copy.

H4i partners with IN Amsterdam and The Hague International Centre

Healthcare for internationals has become a partner  of IN Amsterdam and The Hague International Centre. These organizations support internationals that have just arrived in the Netherlands in taking care of formalities and getting settled in Dutch society. This includes helping them to find their way in Dutch healthcare.

H4i supports The Hague International Centre and IN Amsterdam by contributing to welcome events such as the recent CONNECT Healthcare event of September 19th in the Hague and the upcoming December 11th Healthcare lunch in Amsterdam.

Join the Amsterdam dialogue on mental health and well-being

Shivantika (India) presents the findings of one of the Utrecht working groups

Many internationals have participated in the H4i survey on mental healthcare in the Netherlands. Following its findings H4i has organized dialogues between internationals and mental health professionals, some being internationals themselves.

These meetings, in Eindhoven and Utrecht, resulted in possible solutions to prevent or reduce mental challenges that internationals are facing. It was also discussed how to have mental healthcare in the Netherlands better meet the needs of internationals.

A third dialogue, that will focus on how to make these solutions work, will take place on November 11th in Amsterdam. Please sign up for this session, if you have something to say about mental health and healthcare and want to help improve healthcare in the Netherlands for internationals.

International Board up and running

Rotterdam IB meeting

The International Board of H4i has been working non-stop since January 2019 on putting together a strong team to make sure things really get done in the different regions represented.

Board coordinator Rebeca invites internationals: If you’d like to know more about who we are and what we’ve done so far, take a look at our web space.  Let us know what you’d like to support us with and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in joining the board!

We’re currently on the lookout for people willing to volunteer in Groningen, Den Haag and Rotterdam to partner with our representatives there.  Read more...

4 GP practices in Utrecht open for internationals

H4i Utrecht is a project by H4i member HUS ('Huisartsen Utrecht Stad' -  GP's of Utrecht City) and aims to better meet the needs of internationals.

8 GP practices and health centers are participating in this project. Read about the 4 practices that are now ready to welcome internationals.

H4i folder Healthcare in the Netherlands ready to order

Since January 2019 H4i distributed 20.000 brochures to internationals arriving in the Netherlands.
The brochure, that is not only handed out at most Welcome centers and Expat desk, but also by companies, relocators and health centers, provides newly arriving internationals with concise information about Dutch healthcare and health insurance.

A new print run is now ready for ordering. Send us a mail if you want to receive hardcopies of this folder.



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