BES Healthcare Insurance Claims Regulation (Raz BES) amended on two points

Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN) announces that as of the 20 th of
January 2023, the Raz BES has been amended on two points. Lifts will be included in
the insured package and the entitlement to paramedical recovery care for Covid-19
patients will be extended until the 1 st of August 2023.
Patient hoists
Signals have been received from home care and pediatricians in the BES islands that there is a
need for the provision of patient hoists. The provision of patient hoists leads to prevention of
institutionalisation and also to an unnecessary increase in physical complaints among (informal)
carers. The insured is entitled to the aids if the insured is dependent on them for long-term use
or for a limited or uncertain duration. The entitlement exists in two situations:

  • if it is necessary for the provision of care and safe transfers or;
  • if it is necessary for the removal of obstacles in the living space so that the insured can
    continue to live at home for as long as possible.
    Paramedical restorative care for Covid-19 patients
    Primary paramedical restorative care consists of physiotherapy, remedial therapy, speech
    therapy, dietetics or occupational therapy and is aimed at the restorative care of patients with
    severe Covid-19. These patients experience severe symptoms and limitations diagnosed by the
    medical specialist or General Practitioner during recovery. The entitlement applies retroactively
    from the 1 st of August 2022 to the 1 st of August 2023. This is in line with the period as it applies
    in the European Netherlands.