The Dutch government is working on a plan to make disability insurance (AOV) mandatory for freelancers and entrepreneurs. The intention of this obligatory AOV scheme is to strengthen the social protection for freelancers and entrepreneurs, hence better shielding them from the financial risks associated with disability. In this way, freelancers and entrepreneurs should not face financial hardship if they are unable to work due to illness or injury. This plan alters several things. It is still under development and is likely to be presented to the House of Representatives in 2024, so we must wait a bit longer before the proposal is finalized. Below is an explanation of what we know so far.