January 2017

Laya Healthcare launch Essential Health 300 plan 01.01.2017

Laya Healthcare will launch a new plan, Essential Health 300 (€873.70 per adult per year), on 1 January 2017. This plan covers a private room in a public hospital and a semi-private room in a private hospital, including the Beacon Hospital, with a €300 excess per claim on the first two claims only per year. Day case procedures carry a €125 excess per claim. Full cover is provided for cardiac procedures in the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private with no excess. There is no cover for non-...

1st
Jan
Full Article

Laya Healthcare special offer on Essential Connect Family 01.01.2017

Laya Healthcare will provide free cover to the second and subsequent children insured under Essential Connect Family from 1 January 2017. The first child’s premiums will be €227.24 per year. Adult rates will be €1151.79 per adult per year. These premiums will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

1st
Jan
Full Article

Vhi Healthcare benefit and rate changes 01.01.2017

Vhi Healthcare will make the following benefit and/or rate changes to the listed plans on 1 January 2017:

  • Company Plan-Inclusion of Vhi Swiftcare benefit
  • Company Plan Plus Level 1.3 - Rate Change
  • Company Plan Extra Level 1 - Rate Change
  • PMI 05 11 –Rate Change and Inclusion of Vhi Fertility Programme
  • PMI 15 11 –Inclusion of Vhi Swiftcare benefit (please note that the Vhi Swiftcare benefit is available to all members of this plan from this date...
1st
Jan
Full Article

Vhi Healthcare add Joint Care Programme to certain plans 01.01.2017

Vhi Healthcare will add a Joint Care Programme to the following plans on 1 January 2017:

Health Access
HealthPlus Access
HealthPlus Excess
HealthPlus Extra
HealthPlus Choice
HealthPlus Premiume
HealthPlus Platinum

The Joint Care Programme provides benefit for Joint Care Screening to assess your mobility levels carried out by a Physiotherapist employed by Spectrum Health in each 24 month period and Joint Care physiotherapy carried out by a...

1st
Jan
Full Article

Laya Healthcare price change on 56 plans 01.01.2017

Laya Healthcare will apply a price change across 56 plans from 1 January 2017. 7 plans reduced in price by an average of 7% on gross premiums. The remaining 49 plans increased in price by an average of 5% on gross premiums. The new rates can be seen in the attached spreadsheet. These premiums apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

...

1st
Jan
Full Article

Irish Life Health benefit changes 01.01.2017

Irish Life Health will remove the Babylon Health benefit from 54 plans from 1 January 2017.

A new enhanced maternity package will be added to the following plans on the same date:

Be Fit 1
Be Fit 2
Be Fit 2.1
Be Fit 3
Health Plan 13
Health Plan 16.1
Health Plan 28

The benefit will include an AMH fertility test, fertility treatment at Beacon CARE facility, miscarriage counselling, Pre/Post Natal yoga and pilates, and a private ante-natal...

1st
Jan
Full Article

GloHealth changes to Better Plan Select Cash and Better Plan Smart Cash 01.01.2017

GloHealth will make the following benefit and price changes to Better Plan Select Cash and Better Plan Smart Cash on 1 January 2017.

Better Plan Select Cash (€1,245 per adult per year, increasing from €1,210 per adult per year)

  1. Addition of Personal training session, €25 per session up to 4 sessions.
  2. Change to the groupings of alternative practitioners with additional...
1st
Jan
Full Article

GloHealth launch Net Most 500 Extra plan 01.01.2017

GloHealth will launch a new plan Net Most 500 Extra on 1 January 2017 (€1,100 per adult).  This plan provides cover for a semi-private room in a private hospital with a €500 excess per claim with a €2,000 co-payment for certain orthopaedic procedures.  Day case procedures in private hospitals are covered with a €75 excess per claim. Special procedures are covered 90% in the Blackrock Clinic, Mater Private and Beacon Hospital. Day-to-day benefits such as GP, dentist, alternative practitioners...

1st
Jan
Full Article

Irish Life Health price increase 01.01.2017

Irish Life Health will increase premiums by an average of 7.5% gross on 1 January 2017. A full breakdown of premiums can be found in the attached spreadsheet. These rates will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

File...

1st
Jan
Full Article

Vhi rate change on 3 plans 02.01.2017

Vhi Healthcare will change the rates on three plans on 2 January 2017. These are:

PMI 40 15
PMI 41 15
PMI 42 15

These prices will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date. Please see attached spreadsheet for further details.

File...

2nd
Jan
Full Article

Public Consultation on Lifetime Community Rating in private health insurance

The Irish private health insurance regulatory system is based on the key principles of community rating, open enrolment, lifetime cover and minimum benefits. Under this system, prior to 1 May 2015, everybody was charged the same premium for a particular plan, irrespective of age, gender and current or likely future state of health (with certain exceptions). From that date, however, the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating regulations have meant that people aged 35 and upwards taking out...

19th
Jan
Full Article

Prison Officer's Medical Aid Society price increase 20.01.2017

The premiums of the Prison Officer's Medical Aid Society will increase by an average of 3% on net adult premiums on 20 January 2017. These new rates will apply to all new and renewing customers.

File...

20th
Jan
Full Article

Non-EEA Students Studying in Ireland

Press release issued on behalf of the Health Insurance Authority concerning health insurance and non-EEA students studying in Ireland.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) is the independent statutory regulator of the private health insurance market in Ireland. Its role is to ensure that health insurers comply with Irish health insurance laws.  

 

Insurers selling health insurance contracts to persons “ordinarily resident in the State” are...

25th
Jan
Full Article