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ACM’s response to planned distribution of COVID-19-related costs among health insurers in 2021

Health insurers in 2021 may still distribute the exceptional additional costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic among each other. This has been the answer of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in response to questions posed by ZN (Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, an umbrella organization of ten health insurers in the Netherlands). Without any collective distribution scheme, there is a risk that the continuity of health care may be jeopardized.

In this letter, ACM explains that it has decided not to take any enforcement action this year, because these arrangements were necessary from the viewpoint of safeguarding the continuity of health care. In addition, the arrangements were much less extensive than those in 2020.

More in this case

22-07-2021 ACM’s response to arrangements between ZN, NVZ, and NFU regarding COVID-19-related costs for 2021
22-07-2021 ACM: arrangements between health insurers and hospitals regarding COVID-related costs for 2021 are in the interest of patients
27-10-2020 ACM’s response to the health insurers’ agreement on the distribution of the costs of the COVID-19 crisis for 2020

 

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ACM’s response to planned distribution of COVID-19-related costs among health insurers in 2021 (PDF - 115.14 KB)