The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) concluded a covenant on sharing knowledge and exchanging information on 30 January 2014.
This cooperation agreement replaces the cooperation protocol dated 10 September 2007.
The new covenant expands the existing cooperation between both supervisors. The AFM and the NZa will now also cooperate in their supervision of the financial reporting of healthcare insurers and in their supervision of the audit firms that audit said reporting.
Accountants are required to audit the specific financial reporting of healthcare insurers in the area of the Healthcare Insurance Act and the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act. From now on, the NZa will share its findings of those audits with the AFM. The AFM will then take this information into account when determining the priorities of its supervision of audit firms and financial reporting.
The AFM and the NZa expect that their closer collaboration will contribute to high-quality reporting and auditing of healthcare insurers.
The agreement was signed on 30 January 2014 by Theodor Kockelkoren and Gerben Everts on behalf of the AFM and by Theo Langejan and Eitel Homan on behalf of the NZa.
The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.
As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.