About VGZ

With over 2.1 million policyholders, VGZ is one of the largest non-profit health insurers in the Netherlands. But who is VGZ and what do we stand for?

Advantages of health insurance with VGZ

  • You are always welcome
  • Generous reimbursement for supplementary insurance
  • You can benefit from collective discounts
  • Freedom to put together your own care package
  • Children up to 18 years of age are insured at no cost

Who is VGZ?

VGZ is one of the largest non-profit health insurers in the Netherlands. We believe it’s important that you receive good care. And that your care affairs are arranged quickly and easily.

When you need care, you want good care that matches your personal situation. We understand that. Along with care providers, we work continually on innovations to improve care. We do this because we believe that healthcare can be improved, with lower costs. Thanks to ‘Zinnige Zorg’ (sensible care), together we keep care accessible and affordable.

Part of Coöperatie VGZ

VGZ is part of Coöperatie VGZ. This cooperative implements health insurance for a number of brands, including VGZ. In total, the cooperative insures more than 4 million customers. We do this without a profit motive.

What do we do with your premium?
Our main goal is to guarantee good, affordable and sensible care for our customers. We determine your monthly premium each year. But what exactly do we do with the premium you pay? We will be happy to explain it to you.

A little history

The story of Coöperatie VGZ begins 275 years ago. That’s when a guild of carpenters in Nijmegen decided to look after each other in case of illness and setbacks. They founded Stichting Volksgezondheidszorg Zuid Nederland (VGZ). This was the basis for our solidarity principle and the health insurance fund that later developed into Coöperatie VGZ. Nowadays we are no longer an abbreviation. But the cooperative concept is still the guiding principle in our work.

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