March 2013

HIA finalist in Digital Media Awards 01.03.2013!

The Health Insurance Authority are delighted to announce we were finalists in the Digital Media Awards 2013 for the Financial Services and Government categories. This follows on from two awards won at the Golden Spider Awards and the Dot.Net Visionary Awards in 2012!

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Mar
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Aviva Health release new plan; Health Plan 04 01.03.2013

Aviva Health will release Health Plan 04 (€3,302.40 per adult) on 1 March 2013. This plan provides cover for a private room in a public hospital, a private room in a private hospital and semi-private room in the Blackrock Clinic, the Mater Private and the Beacon Hospital.

There is a maternity accommodation grant of €3,450. There are also significant outpatient benefits with no excess, such as €65 x 10 visits to a dentist, physiotherapist or alternative practitioner.

This plan...

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Mar
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Vhi discontinue PMI 27 12 01.03.2013

Vhi will discontinue their PMI 27 12 plan on 1 March 2013. Customers renewing on or after this date will be offered an alternative plan. Customers are free to choose any plan available on their renewal date.

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Mar
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Vhi rate and benefit changes to 5 company plans 01.03.2013

Vhi will increase the premiums of Company Plan Plus Level 1.1 by 4.1% and change the private hospital inpatient excess from €75 to €100 per private hospital claim on 1 March.

The screening benefit will be reduced from €300 to €250 per screen every 2 years on PMI 03 11 on the 1 March, along with a premium increase of 8.5%.

The following benefit changes will be applied on...

1st
Mar
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Vhi price increase 01.03.2013

Vhi will increase premiums on 50 plans on 1 March 2013 by 4-8.5%.

These premiums will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

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Mar
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Aviva price change on level 2 Health Excess Scheme 02.03.2013

Aviva Health will increase premiums of Level 2 Health Excess and Level 2 Health Excess with day to day on 2 March. However Aviva will be offering these plans to all customers, inclusive of the group discount for the month of March.

Premiums including the group discount are:

Level 2 Health Excess
Adult: €899 per adult
Child (1-3): €230 per child aged 0-4 and €209 per child aged 5-17
Child 4+: €76 per child...

2nd
Mar
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Vhi price increase on Teachers Plan and Teachers Plan Select 09.03.2013

Vhi Healthcare will increase premiums on Teachers Plan and Teachers Plan Select on 9 March 2013.

Teachers Plan will increase from €1,155.50 to €1,254 per adult. Children's premiums (1-3) will increase from €302.50 to €328.25 per child. The fourth child goes free. Student premiums will increase from €417 to €452.50 per student.

Teachers Plan Select will increase from €...

9th
Mar
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Vhi price increase and benefit change 28.03.2013

Vhi will increase premiums by 5-15% on the following 15 plans on 28 March 2013.

PMI 01 11    
PMI 02 11    
PMI 06 11        
PMI 08 11            
PMI 11 11    
PMI 12 11    
PMI 14 11    
PMI 17 11        
PMI 15 11    
PMI 21 11    
PMI 22 11
PMI 23 11    
PMI 28 12    
PMI 29 12    
PMI 33 12

These premiums will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date

The following benefit changes...

28th
Mar
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VHI benefit and price changes to seven plans 31.03.2013

VHI will change benefits and premiums on One Plan Starter, One Plan Starter Day to Day, Company Plan Starter, First Plan Level 1, First Plan Level 2, Family Plan Level 1 & Family Plan Level 2 on 31.03.2013. Premiums will increase by 2-3%.

Out-patient Diagnostic Cover (MRI, Oncology CT and PET-CT scans) will be reduced from full cover in approved centres to 66% cover in ‘private hospital only’ approved centres and to 100% cover in a public hospital or private stand-alone centre....

31st
Mar
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Glohealth price increase 31.03.2013

Glohealth will increase premiums on their core hospital plans on 31 March 2013 by 1 - 10%. GloHealth's combined plans, Better Plan Ultra Cash and Best Plan Ultimate Cash will increase on 3 April 2013.

These premiums will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

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Mar
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Aviva Health change benefits on 21 Level 1 Plans 31.03.2013

Aviva Health will reduce the level of hospital cover on the following 9 plans from 75% to 65% of the semi-private rate in private hospitals on 31 March 2013.

Level 1 Everyday Nurses
Level 1 Everyday Teachers
Level 1 Everyday
Level 1 Hospital Nurses
Level 1 Hospital Teachers
Level 1 Hospital
Level 1 Plan
Level 1 Daily Cover
Level 1 Health Cover

The Maternity Accommodation grant for private hospitals will be removed along with the cover for...

31st
Mar
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GloHealth price and benefit change to Basic Plan 31.03.2013

GloHealth will increase the premium of Basic Plan on 31st March 2013. GloHealth will no longer offer personalised packages with its Basic Plan on the same date.

Basic Plan premiums will increase from €556.50 to €560 per adult and from €275.50 to €280 per student. Child premiums will remain the same.

The benefit provided for private hospital inpatient care, will be reduced from semi-private room cover to 60% of the semi-...

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Mar
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GloHealth price and benefit change to Best Plan 31.03.2013

GloHealth will increase the premium of Best Plan on 31st March 2013.

Best Plan premiums will increase from €1039.50 to €1110 per adult, from €462 to €525 per student and from €231 to €255 per child over 3. Children under 3 are free.

The benefit provided for outpatient benefits consultants fees will be changed to:

Consultant fees (which leads to an elective procedure) €100 per year (not subject to out-patient excess...

31st
Mar
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GloHealth benefit change to Ultimate Plan 31.03.2013

GloHealth will remove the €200 excess per night on private room accommodation in the the Blackrock Clinic, the Mater Private and the Beacon Clinic on their Ultimate Plan on the 31st March.

This benefit change will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

31st
Mar
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Aviva price increase 31.03.2013

Aviva will increase premiums on 69 plans on 31st March 2013 by an average of 4%.

These premiums will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

31st
Mar
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