Quinn Healthcare will increase the benefit paid for outpatient dental visits from a 50-75% refund to a €75% refund. The dental refund claim limit will also increase from 'up to €300' to 'up to €500'.
This benefit change will apply to all customers from this date.
Aviva Health will introduce a €2,000 co-payment on certain orthopaedic procedures in private hospitals on a number of plans from 1 January 2012. Plans that will be affected are:
Nurses and Teachers Choice
Level 2 Hospital (with Day to Day)
Level 2 Nurses and Teachers (with Day to Day)
Business Plan Hospital
Business Plan Choice
Business Plan Complete
Business Plan Extra
Business Plan Plus
Business Plan Select
Business Plan Select +...
If you switch or buy a different plan after 1 January 2012, you will be subject to the following waiting periods to upgrades in inpatient cover, for any condition you did not have at the time of upgrade:
Under 55 - 26 weeks
55-64 - 52 weeks
65 or over - 104 weeks
Prior to 1 January 2012, Vhi provide full cover for upgrades in inpatient cover, if you did not have the medical condition at the time of the upgrade.
Quinn Healthcare will release 5 new plans on 1 January 2011.
Essential First (€485 per adult) covers a semi-private room in a public hospital, with full cover for certain cardiac procedures in the Mater Private and the Beacon Hospital. There is a €400 maternity accommodation grant. There are limited outpatient benefits, with a €150 individual outpatient excess per member per year.
Essential Select (€705 per adult) provides cover for a semi-private room in a public hospital, a...
Aviva Health will introduce a private hospital inpatient and day-patient excess of €75 per claim on the Family Health and Family Health with day to day plans on 1 January 2012.
This change will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.
HealthSteps Silver will increase from €194.45 per adult to €200 per adult and from €80 per child to €83.84 per child.
HealthSteps Gold will increase from €344.45 per adult to €350 per adult and €137.78 per child to €142.22 per child...
Aviva Health will increase the premium of Business Plan Hospital + on 1 January. Adult premiums will increase from €757.70 to €765.10 per adult. Child prices will increase from €271.10 to €273.90 per child. Student prices will increase from €364.70 to €368.40 per student.
Aviva Health will also increase the premium of Business Plan...
Quinn Healthcare will increase the adult premium of 19 plans by 7% -25% on 1 January 2012. Their most popular plan Essential Plus Excess adult premium will increase from €976 to €1,165. Corporate plans prices are not increasing.
These prices will apply to all new and renewing customers from 1st January 2012.
Vhi Healthcare will increase the premiums of the following plans by 15%:
Vhi Healthcare will increase the benefit provided on HealthPlus plans and Forward plans for their cardiac level 2 benefit.
Cardiac level 2 is a new benefit provided on some Vhi plans for one procedure; TAVI-transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Health Plus Excess and HealthPlus Access will increase from 50% cover to 90% cover.
Health Plus Extra will increase from 50% cover to 100% cover.
HealthPlus Choice, Forward Plan Level 1 and 2 will increase from 75%...
Vhi Healthcare are currently offering 50% child cover on their One+ plan. This offer will be extended to 14 February 2012 inclusive.
These prices will apply to all new and renewing customers.
Community Rating Health Insurance Levy and Age Related Tax Credits
The Irish State supports the private health insurance market through tax relief at source of 20% of health insurance premiums.
It also supports the community rated market by providing age related tax credits in respect of those over the age of 60 that help to meet their higher claims costs.
Laya healthcare will launch 3 new plans on 12 January 2013; Teach Choice, Teach Plus and Essential Connect Saver.
Teach Choice (€714.44 per adult) covers a semi-private room in a public hospital and certain listed cardiac procedures in the Mater Private. There is a maternity accommodation grant of €3,500. There are some day-to-day benefits provided, such as 50% of charges up to €30 per year for chiropracty, chiropody and podiatry and up to €40 for routine dental visits with a €1...
Vhi will increase the child premium on One Plan 1.10 from €123.21 to €246.42 per child from 23 January 2011.
The premiums of PMI 05 11 will also increase on this date. Adult premiums will increase from €1072.22 to €1168 per adult, child premiums will increase from €367.78 to €400 per child and student premiums will increase from...
Vhi Healthcare will release a new plan PMI 26 12 (€861.11) on 29 January 2012. This plan will provide cover for a private room in a public hospital and a semi-private room in a private hospital with a €75 private hospital inpatient excess per claim. There is 80% cover provided for certain orthopaedic and ophthalmic procedures in private hospitals. A maternity accommodation grant of €3,400 is available and there...
Vhi will reduce the premium for PMI 06 11 on 29 January 2012. Adult prices will be reduced from €1,279.90 to €844.45 per adult. Child prices will be reduced from €200 to €135.55 per child and student prices from €439.98 to €296 per student.
The Hermitage and Galway clinic will no longer be treated as hi-tech hospitals for this plan. These hospitals will be fully covered for semi-...