The deductible is the amount you must pay yourself before your health insurance starts to reimburse you for healthcare you have received. You will have to pay the deductible if you are over 18 years of age and need healthcare covered by the general insurance policy. The compulsory deductible for 2019 is €385 and it is determined by the government.
On top of the compulsory deductible, you can also opt to have a voluntary deductible. If you have the Zorg-op-maatpolis or Zorgkeuzepolis, you can choose a €485, €585, €685, €785, or €885 voluntary deductible. The higher the voluntary deductible you choose, the lower your premium will be. If yours is the Zorgbewustpolis, you can only choose a voluntary deductible of €885.