March 2015

Vhi Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.03.2015

Vhi Healthcare will end their half price kids and students offer on the One Plan range, Teachers Plan Select and Nurses Plan Select plans on 1 March.
A half price kids offer will begin on 4 plans on this date: One Plan Family (€134 per child), Parents and Kids Excess (€138 per child), Teachers Plan Select (€143.72 per child) and Nurses Plan Select (€143.72 per child).
Vhi Healthcare will also reduce the premiums of 7 plans by an average of -2.4%, the effected plans are:

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1st
Mar
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Laya Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.03.2015

Laya Healthcare will change a number of premiums on 1 March.

Assure Vitality will reduce from €514 to €430 per adult.
Assure Health will reduce from €625.36 to €540 per adult.
Assure Ideal will reduce from €780.87 to €680 per adult.
Connect Choice will increase from €1,100 to €1,225 per adult and from €339.13 to €372 per student/child.
Health Sense Complete will increase from €1,026.54 to €1,140 per adult.
Control 300 Create will increase from €914.83 to...

1st
Mar
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GloHealth various changes 01.03.2015

Glohealth will change a number of prices and benefits on 1 March.

The Better Plan Excess Cash will be removed from the market on this date.
The GP benefit will be removed from the outpatient benefits for the following plans; Better Plan Select Cash, Better Smart Plan, Better Plan Ultra Cash and Best Plan Ultimate Cash II.
Better Plan Select Cash will include a new outpatient benefit for the Dean Clinic. The benefit will provide €60 x 10 visits subject to the outpatient...

1st
Mar
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Aviva release Level 2 Health Excess 150 02.03.2015

Aviva Health will release Level 2 Health Excess 150 on 2 March.

Level 2 Health Excess 150 (€1,099 per adult, €279 per child aged 0-4, €253.90 per child aged 5-17, €108 child 4, €458.70 per student 1-3, €319.20 per student 4) covers a private room in public hospitals, a semi private room in a private hospital, day case cover in the Beacon Hospital, Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private private hospitals and 90% cover for listed cardiac and special procedures in the Beacon Hospital,...

2nd
Mar
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Aviva Health price and benefit changes 02.03.2015

Aviva will change the premiums of their Be Fit 1, Be Fit 2, Be Fit 2.1 and Be Fit 3 plans on 2 March 2015.

Be Fit 1 premiums will reduce from €1,194.50 to €1,117.90 per adult, from €566.90 to €529.10 per student and from €384.10 to €366.20 per child 1-3. Child 4 remains unchanged.
Be Fit 2 premiums will reduce from €1,305.60 to €1,189.70 per adult, from €622.50 to €565 per student and from €407.30 to €374.60 per child 1-3. Child 4 remains unchanged.
Be Fit 2.1 premiums...

2nd
Mar
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Press release issued on behalf of the Health Insurance Authority

Important changes to the health insurance market take effect from 30th April

  • Lifetime Community Rating will encourage people to take out health insurance before age 35
  • Age-related loadings will apply to premiums for those taking out health insurance for the first time after 30th April
  • The HIA is running a public information campaign in advance of the 30th April deadline with the theme of: “Don’t have...
3rd
Mar
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Vhi Healthcare release 2 new plans 15.03.2015.

Start Plan (€449 per adult, €99 per child 1-3, €160 per student 1-3) covers a semi private room and day case cover in selected public hospitals. €381 is provided towards maternity cover in selected public hospitals.

Start Plan 250 (€699 per adult, €108 per child 1-3, €175 per student 1-3) covers a semi private room in selected public hospitals and a semi private room and day case cover in selected private hospitals.  A €250 excess applies to in patient private hospital claims and a €...

15th
Mar
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Press release issued on behalf of the Health Insurance Authority

Lifetime Community Rating, Children and Spouses – clarification

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 – The HIA wishes to clarify the treatment of periods of cover for children and adults where health insurance premiums are paid on their behalf by either their parents or another adult (including a spouse).

Lifetime community rating takes effect from 30th April this year. It will introduce age-related loadings on health insurance premium for those aged over...

18th
Mar
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Aviva Health release Aviva Select Starter 22.03.2015

Aviva Select Starter (€425 per adult, €100 per child 1-3, €80 per child 4, €425 per student) will be released on 22 March.

This plan covers a private room and day case cover in selected public hospitals. €400 is provided towards maternity fees in selected public hospitals.
 

This plan is available to all new and existing customers from this date.

22nd
Mar
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GloHealth release 2 new plans 28.03.2015

Base plan (€409 per adult, €180 per child) and Initiate plan (€425 per adult, €185 per child) will be released on 28 March.

These plans cover a multi occupancy room and day case cover in selected public hospitals. €385 is provided towards maternity fees in selected public hospitals.

The Base plan will operate on a pay and claim basis, the consumer will have to pay the hospital bill and then claim the costs back from GloHealth. 

The Initiate plan will directly settle with...

28th
Mar
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