Statistics Netherlands (SN) has been publishing figures on health expectancy (HE) for several years. So far we have published about various variants of health expectancy, broken down by various subpopulations. However, the way to determine health expectancy and the way to publish about it are subject to discussion. We have made choices, but these could and perhaps should have been somewhat different. SN is convinced that supplying proper information on health expectancy is very useful. In the future we want to be leading in this area. Therefore it is important to evaluate the work of recent years to see where improvement can be made.