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Health Insurance Authority publishes its 2016 Annual Report

Private health insurance market is the largest non-life market with total premiums of €2.53 billion in 2016

The market continued to recover in 2016 with an increase in the total number of lives insured to 2.15 million at December 2016, an increase of 30,000 on December 2015
Average claims paid per insured person increased by 1%
Average amount paid for in-patient cover remained broadly unchanged at €1,177 per insured person (€1,173 in 2015)

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 –...

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Jul
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VHI customers only to use Swiftcare clinics from 1 September.

Vhi Healthcare has announced that from 1 September 2017, only Vhi customers will be allowed to use their Swiftcare clinics. The decision was made due to the increased usage of the Swiftcare clinics by the general public, which has often left Vhi customers facing long queues.

Since there are many Vhi members who currently don't have a benefit on their health insurance plan to cover Swiftcare clinics, Vhi has also announced that they will be broadening the cover across their health...

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Sep
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Irish Life Health launch 4 new plans 01.08.2017

4D Health 1 (€1045.40 per adult, €276.40 per child) provides cover for a semi-private room in private hospitals with a €200 inpatient excess per claim and a €2,000 co-payment on certain orthopaedic procedures. It also provides cover for a semi-private room in the Beacon Hospital with a €200 inpatient excess per claim. Day Case cover is provided in private and high tech hospitals with a €75 excess per claim. 3 nights cover in a private room in public hospitals is provided for maternity...

1st
Aug
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Laya Healthcare price reduction 01.08.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium reductions on 3 schemes from 1 August.

Control 150 Create will reduce from €1,393.14 to €1,346.73 per adult and from €322.10 to €312.72 per child.

SimplyHealth Excess will reduce from €1,457.56 to €1,374.68 per adult and from €393.79 to €374.10 per child 1 and 2 and from €352.34 to €334.73 per child 3 and 4.

SimplyHealth Starter will reduce from €1,334.64 to €1,240.04 per adult and from €330.46 to €310.09 per child 1 and 2 and from...

1st
Aug
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Vhi Healthcare benefit changes 01.08.2017

Vhi Healthcare will make the following benefit changes to the listed plans on 1 August 2017:

New Vhi  Swiftcare Benefits will be added to 9 plans:

One Plan Access
One Plan Access Plus
One Plan 150
One Plan 250
One Plan 500
Company Plan Extra Select
PMI 29 12
PMI 37 13
PMI 44 16

 

The remaining Vhi plans will gain enhanced Swiftcare benefits from 1 August 2017, with the exception of PMI 18 11 and PMI 38 14 which will gain...

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Aug
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Vhi Healthcare half price kids and price changes 01.08.2017

Vhi will begin a half price kids offer from 1 August 2017 on all One Plans and Teachers Plan Select and Nurses Plan Select plans.

PMI 10 11 and PMI 29 12  will also change in price.

Premiums can be viewed here. File...

1st
Aug
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Vhi release new plan PMI 14 10 01.08.2017

Vhi Healthcare will release a new plan, PMI 14 10 (€1,305.29 per adult, €336.67 per child 1-3) on 1 August 2017.

This plan covers a private room in a public hospital and a semi-private room in a private hospital with an excess of €75 per claim. There is full cover for cardiac, special and day case procedures in the Blackrock Clinic, Mater Private and Beacon Hospital with an excess of €75 per claim. Specified orthopaedic procedures are covered 80% in private hospitals.

There are...

1st
Aug
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Vhi PMI 12 11 price increase 01.07.2017

Vhi will change the price of PMI 12 11 from 1 July 2017.

The adult premium will increase from €1,231.62 to €1,245.94 and children 1-3 prices will increase from €247.43 to €258.57.

Young adult rates will also increase.

These changes are effective from this date.

1st
Jul
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Laya Healthcare release 360 Care 01.07.2017

Laya Healthcare will release 360 Care on 1 July 2017.

360 Care (€1,750 per adult and €447.98 per child) provides cover for a private room in a public hospital and a private room and day case cover in private hospitals and the Beacon hospital with no private hospital excess per claim.

Full cover is provided for day case and cardiac procedures in the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private hospitals with no excess.   
No shortfall applies in the Blackrock Clinic, Mater Private...

1st
Jul
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Laya Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.07.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 57 schemes from 1 July. Adult premiums will increase by 6% to 16% on 54 plans. Control 150 Secure, Simply Connect Plus and Simply Health Choice adult premiums will reduce in price by 3%. A full price template can be found here. File...

1st
Jul
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