Dublin, 8 June, 2010: The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) today released the findings of a national survey of the private health insurance market in Ireland. The survey includes an analysis of the effects of the recession on the attitudes and behaviour of consumers of private health insurance. Statistics recently published by the HIA show that the size of the health insurance market peaked with 2.3 million customers at the end of 2008 and declined to 2.25million by the end of March 2010 (a...
On 10th June 2010 VHI's One Plus Plan will increase its children's rates from zero to €190 for all children on a policy.
These price changes will apply to all new and renewing customers from 10th June
HIA publishes consultation paper on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market 21.06.10
On 27 May the government announced its strategy for a stable community rated health insurance market. As part of this strategy, the government announced that it has decided to implement a new, robust risk equalisation scheme to support the core policy of community rating in the private health insurance market.
The Health Insurance Authority has been asked by the Minister for Health and Children to carry out a consultation process regarding a new risk equalisation scheme including...