Temporary secondment to the Netherlands
When a foreign employee doesn’t work abroad but only in the Netherlands, he or she is automatically insured in the Netherlands. However, if
this is a temporary secondment to the Netherlands, it is an exception to this rule. Seconded temporary employees are not insured in the Netherlands for the Health Insurance Act, the national insurance and employee insurance.
The exact application of this exception tot the rules varies depending on the following:
- The period of secondment in the Netherlands; is the period shorter or longer than twelve months?
- The application for the required statements: the country of residence of the employee and the location of the headquarters of the employer who is seconding employees to the Netherlands.
- Whether or not the seconded employee will be living in a treaty country
To ensure that the rules regarding seconding are properly applied, it is recommended that you get a proper briefing by the SVB (Social Insurance), the department of “International Secondment”.