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Factsheet for measure NL-2022-27/2747 – measures in Netherlands
|Country||Netherlands , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 July 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to healthcare
|Author||Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 August 2022 (updated 05 September 2022)|
Due to the war in Ukraine, the Netherlands is currently hosting about 60,000 displaced persons. This brings great challenges, among others for the healthcare system. As of 1 July 2022 the Regulation on Medical Care for Displaced Persons from Ukraine (RMO) entered into force. This regulation simplifies the claiming of compensation for medical care for refugees from Ukraine. Previously, care providers had to report to the uninsured persons hotline in order to submit declarations for care provided to Ukrainian refugees. This regulation reduces the administrative burden for care providers.
The provision of health care for Ukrainian refugees was already free of charge. This regulation reduces the administrative burden for care providers. No health care premium has to be paid for the RMO. Also, the care package of the RMO is broader than the basic package for Dutch healthcare insurance.
For Ukrainian refugees who start working, an insurance obligation applies as long as they are employed. Because of the often short-term employment contracts, it was decided that, as long as they fall under the EU Protection Directive, the insurance obligation will not be enforced as of 1 August 2022. This means that working Ukrainian refugees will no longer have to take out health insurance as of 1 August. They will then fall under the Regulation on Medical Care for Displaced Persons from Ukraine (RMO). Health insurance providers will terminate the already effected health insurance policies as of 1 August.
The currently 60,000 Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands are all eligible for this regulation. No data as to its effectiveness are available yet.
Migrants or refugees in employment
||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement known.
No views known.
Eurofound (2022), Regulation on medical care for displaced persons from Ukraine, measure NL-2022-27/2747 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NL-2022-27_2747.html
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