Achmea allocates €470 million to limit increase in health insurance premiums

Achmea is the cooperative parent company of health insurers Zilveren Kruis, Interpolis, Avéro, OZF, FBTO and De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar. This week, the health insurance premiums for 2016 were set. Premiums for all basic health insurance policies will increase by only a small amount in 2016, despite the growing use of healthcare services and the more extensive coverage provided by basic insurance for new, expensive pharmaceuticals.

Achmea will allocate €470 million to limit the increase in health insurance premiums. This will be charged to the 2015 result. The amount is expected to be offset to a significant extent by the incidental result for 2015, thanks to an improvement in the equalisation result on hospital care and mental health care relating to previous years.