Dutch insurance firm takes home care provider to court

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Health insurance company Menzis says home care provider Meavita’s decision to stop accepting new clients is against its contractual obligations.

8 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Health insurance company Menzis has begun legal proceedings against home care provider Meavita.

Two of Meavita's subsidiaries, Thuiszorg Groningen and Sensire, announced it will stop accepted new clients on Monday as they have used up their budget for 2008.

Thuiszorg Groningen and Sensire each have approximately 10,000 clients.

Menzis says the home care provider is not adhering to its contractual obligations, and wants a judge to force them to take on more patients.

The Dutch Home Care Authority is furious at the course of events, and will meet with Meavita later this week. It is also looking into whether Meavita has handled public funds properly.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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