The launch follows the success of UnitedHealthcare Global’s entry into the European market in the United Kingdom in 2018.
To ensure that the offering is tailored to the specific needs of the local Dutch market, UnitedHealthcare Global has partnered with ONVZ, an independent Dutch insurer, to provide locally compliant plans as an integral part of its BeHealthy insurance package. UnitedHealthcare Global’s commitment to health and wellbeing aligns closely with that of ONVZ. A local team in the Netherlands and across Europe will be dedicated to providing a personalised service to ensure intermediaries, clients and members have access to the advice and local support they need.
Whole-person approach to wellbeing
BeHealthy focuses on a whole-person approach to wellbeing, helping to identify health risks before they happen. The plans offer globally mobile employees a personalised digital experience that inspires and motivates healthier habits. This helps them better manage their international assignments by prioritising their mental, emotional and physical health.
UnitedHealthcare Global’s BeHealthy includes:
- Access to UnitedHealthcare Global’s worldwide medical network of more than 1.4 million care providers
- Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including Employee Assistance Programme, Optum My Wellbeing app, a wellness coaching resource, Health Management Programme and preventive health screenings
- In-house global assistance and security benefits embedded across all plan levels
A comprehensive offering for expatriates
“Our UnitedHealthcare Global proposition, coupled with our new local partnership of health plans through ONVZ, will provide organisations with a comprehensive offering for their expatriate populations in the Netherlands,” said Janette Hiscock, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Global Solutions, Europe. “We are delighted to be entering this key European market, following our successful launch in the UK, and I am particularly proud of our proactive wellbeing programmes embedded into all of our international healthcare plans.”
Jean-Paul van Haarlem, Chairman of the Board at ONVZ, added: “We are very pleased with this collaboration and we are looking forward to partnering with UnitedHealthcare Global as it enters the Dutch market. UnitedHealthcare’s unparalleled global network makes this an exciting prospect for businesses and the Dutch international workforce.”
The Central Bank of Ireland authorised UnitedHealthcare Global a license to conduct business across the European Economic Area countries on a freedom of services basis. The Netherlands was chosen as the next market for United Healthcare Global’s European expansion to support the high number of globally mobile families based in the Netherlands and will also give the large number of Dutch employees being sent on assignments abroad access to comprehensive health and wellbeing coverage.
At the end of last year, UnitedHealthcare Global and the Worldwide Broker Network published their market trends survey for 2020, showing that local compliance regulations were perceived as the largest barrier to implementing global health and travel policies.