Working Abroad / GMC

Working Abroad / GMC
Working abroad

People who choose to work or establish a business abroad are entering an adventurous and exciting phase of their lives. Living in another country offers the opportunity to gain new experiences, discover cultures and stimulate personal and professional growth. However, there are some important factors that are overlooked. One of these factors, for example, is the cost of medical care.

It is important to realize that when you work abroad, healthcare costs can increase significantly. In some countries, care is not or not adequately regulated, or not adequately covered by a Dutch health insurance policy. This can result in enormous costs for medical attention and treatments. In addition, several countries have introduced legal provisions.

Fortunately, we offer the ideal solution to this problem through our partner De Goudse. With more than 65 years of experience in international insurance, De Goudse understands the specific needs of people who work abroad. They have extensive knowledge of the different healthcare systems around the world and can provide you with health insurance that meets your needs.

What distinguishes De Goudse from other Dutch insurers is that they have received a declaration from the American government that its product meets the conditions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). If this is not met, the person in question may be subject to tax penalties.

Many countries are known for their extremely high healthcare costs. Because Dutch health insurance reimburses a maximum of 100% (sometimes 200%) of the Dutch health care rate, you may be unpleasantly surprised with a very high bill. An example. The cost an insured person needed for a certain medication in the US was €500,000 per year. The costs of this medication in the Netherlands amount to €60,000 per year. If you do not have adequate insurance, the difference (€440,000) is not insured. And again, we see that medical costs are also increasing enormously elsewhere in the world.

Are you or an employee going abroad for work? For a short or long period? Please feel free to contact us. You will then receive a consultation without obligation and free of charge.