But now the first edition of the book De Zorgverzekering (i.e.: healthcare insurance) has appeared.
Dutch health insurance and long-term healthcare are riddled with rules and customary practices, in which it is easy to lose your way. But now the first edition of the book De Zorgverzekering (i.e.: healthcare insurance) has appeared. In this book, Jan Ekelmans provides a picture of the health insurance scene and unpicks it layer by layer. Health insurers, healthcare providers, regulatory bodies, consumers and their advisors can use this book to help them make better, faster choices on what action to take.
Market worth 80 billion euros
Insured healthcare is a market with a turnover of 80 billion euros. Producing an overview of what happens in that market is quite a challenge, one that has been taken up by this book. It focuses on four topics: the various kinds of insurance (health insurance, insurance under the Long-Term Care Act and supplementary insurance); the legal relationship between the healthcare provider and the health insurer; privacy protection and possible breaches of privacy; and the audits and fraud investigations by health insurers, plus the consequences attached to the findings from these investigations.
The book has a practical approach; it devotes attention to different perspectives on decisions and includes examples from actual practice, future developments and sources for further information and application. It contains a wealth of facts and legal information that has never before been brought together in one place, ordered and made accessible in this way.
About the author
Jan Ekelmans is a lawyer and partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten. He is an authority in the field of insurance law in the Netherlands. Insurers ask him for advice on complex and politically sensitive matters. For a number of years Jan was a deputy justice at the Arnhem–Leeuwarden court of appeal and a member of the advisory committee that advises the Dutch Parliament and Government on civil procedural law. His extensive experience with insurance law enables him to provide a clear overview of health care insurance in the Netherlands.