If you are a student or doing an internship

If you are an international student studying or doing an internship in the Netherlands, or you are a Dutch student going to study or do an internship in another country, 

your Wlz insurance status can change when you cross the border.

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Why is it important to have Wlz insurance?

If you are insured under the Wlz scheme for long-term care, you are also covered for Dutch basic healthcare ( Zvw insurance). This means you have to take out health insurance in the Netherlands and pay  contributions in the Netherlands so that you are covered for the costs of medical care.

Whether or not you are insured under the Wlz scheme depends on your situation.

You will normally not be insured under the Wlz scheme

If you have come to the Netherlands as an international student, you will not be insured under the Wlz scheme. This is also true even if you are registered as living at an address in the Netherlands.

If you start working or doing a job on the side, or an internship or voluntary work for which you get paid, you will become insured under the Wlz scheme.

You will normally remain insured under the Wlz scheme

If you are going to study outside the Netherlands, you will remain insured under the Wlz scheme while you are away. This is true whether or not you are still registered as living at an address in the Netherlands.

If you start working outside the Netherlands, your insurance under the Wlz scheme may change.

Find out whether you are insured under the Wlz scheme

Whether or not you are insured depends on the type of work you do. If you have a job on the side, or an internship or voluntary work for which you get paid, you will probably be insured under the Wlz scheme.

Answer the questions to see whether you are insured under the Wlz scheme.

Find out whether you are insured under the Wlz scheme

If you start working outside the Netherlands alongside your studies, and you get paid for your work, your insurance under the Wlz scheme may well change.

Answer the questions to see whether you are insured under the Wlz scheme.