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Table 5 Reasons for switching health insurer (data for the chronically ill and disabled weighted to the age, sex and educational composition of the general population, unweighted figures between brackets); April 2006

From: The Dutch health insurance reform: switching between insurers, a comparison between the general population and the chronically ill and disabled

  Chronically ill and disabled (N = 544)* General population (N = 222)*
Attractive collective offer 68% (66%) 56%
Premium of the package offered 38% (38%) 41%
Coverage of the package offered 33% (33%) 15%
Coverage compulsory insurance 25% (23%) 18%
Premium compulsory insurance 15% (16%) 19%
Other reason 10% (11%) 11%
Service level of the insurer 10% (9%) 9%
Coverage basic package 8% (8%) 6%
Quality of care 6% (5%) 5%
In kind/restitution policy 4% (4%) 3%
Deductible in combination with discount 2% (3%) 5%
  1. * number of switchers