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More people switch health insurer in year end transfer window

THE NETHERLANDS. Some 1.1 million people have switched health insurance company during the most recent transfer window, according to preliminary figures from health insurer association ZN.

That would mean 6.6% of all policy holders moved to a new provider this year, up from 6.2% in 2017, ZN said. That percentage can still change because not all applications have yet been processed.

People had until January 1 to cancel their old insurance policy but until February 1 to chose a new health insurance company. ‘People really do have something to chose from and we can see that they are now doing this,’ ZN chairman André Rouvoet said.

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