Successful launch of Doorgaanverzekering policy by De Amersfoortse

Timely support reduces chance of long-term incapacity for work


The Doorgaanverzekering policy that was launched by De Amersfoortse recently is meeting with enthusiastic response. The policy offers business owners, employers and employees quick assistance, security and comfort in the event of illness and absenteeism. By creating this policy, De Amersfoortse has risen to the challenge to fill in the gaps in support that business owners and employees tend to perceive when they fall ill or potentially come to suffer from an occupational disability.


Given that health insurance and occupational disability insurance policies are often taken out from different insurance companies that communicate with each other sparingly, if at all, self-employed business owners or employees often experience a lack of care and support when they threaten to fall ill or become incapacitated. As a result, it is fairly common that there is no certainty as to who will bear the costs. With the Doorgaanverzekering policy, De Amersfoortse now offers a private-sector solution that is designed to help out both business owners and employers and their employees.

By combining health and occupational disability insurance into a single policy, De Amersfoortse offers a one-stop-shop for business owners. This helps to prevent long sick leave and incapacity for work. Much stands to be gained, particularly in the first weeks of imminent illness and occupational disability. Studies show that quick action and support in the event of (imminent) illness or incapacity for work reduces the chance of a person still being incapacitated after two years by 40%. This is a major gain for everyone involved. De Amersfoortse’s group policies provide similar solutions to employers and their employees.

De Amersfoortse is the only insurance company to offer occupational health experts, medical expertise and comprehensive prevention and reintegration services under one roof. What is more, policy specialists make sure that De Amersfoortse’s knowledge and experience of medical expenses and occupational disability are combined into the best possible care package.

Michel Verwoest, member of the Executive Board of a.s.r.: ‘The Doorgaanverzekering policy demonstrates once again that De Amersfoortse is the insurance companies for business owners in the Netherlands. The massive interest in the policy shows that it ties in perfectly with the needs of the increasingly large group of business owners and employers, who are vital to the Dutch economy. As the market leader in occupational disability insurance, we know what is important to them.’