No one should be uninsured against their will. That's why we are here.

115 years of experience in reinsuring medical risks

Estimating medical risks is difficult for insurers. This is just as true now as it was more than a century ago. If anything was wrong, the applicant was rejected. In 1905, a group of insurers in the Netherlands decided that a solution had to be found. They found that insurers were failing in their social role and wanted to change that. Vulnerable people also had to have access to life insurance. NV Levensverzekering-Maatschappij De Hoop was established.


In the more than 115 years of our existence, our mission is still the same. We believe that everyone should be able to take out life insurance and we are happy to help insurers with this. Over the years we have gradually extended our scope to Antilles, Belgium, and the UK. Since 2023, De Hoop has become more active abroad under the name DH Reinsurance.

Without reinsurance, life insurance is not always possible. DH Reinsurance offers insurers the opportunity to accept almost every client.

Executive Board

Gilbert Pluym
General director
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Seada van den Herik
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Henk-Jan Osse
Operational manager
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Medical advisors

Hans Ablij
Medical advisor
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André Gaasbeek
Medical advisor
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Gijs Willemsen
Internist-geriatric specialist
Medical advisor
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Supervisory Board

  • Drs. A.A. (Lex) Geerdes - chairman
  • Drs. S.A. (Sibylla) Bantema EMFC RC - vice president
  • Prof. dr. M.M. (Marcel) Levi MD PhD
  • Dr. M.R. (Martijn) Hoogeweegen

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We use your data to assess the mortality risk to be insured and, if necessary, to reinsure this risk. We are aware that the files we process contain a lot of privacy-sensitive personal data. We therefore handle this very carefully. Want to know more about our privacy policy?

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