An Explanatory note is a document that the companies subject to notification can publish to provide more information about the premiums and benefits they have granted. The Explanatory note appears in the Transparency Register.

The publication of an Explanatory Note is purely optional and therefore not mandatory, except in the case of a grouped notification when an enterprise is part of a group with different entities (see FAQ 2 for the concept of “company subject to notification”).

In addition, companies subject to notification are advised, when disclosing premiums and benefits relating to patient associations, to clarify or explain in an Explanatory note what the disclosed premiums and benefits exactly are.