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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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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. Vhi Healthcare stated that the decision was made due to the increased usage of the Swiftcare clinics by the general public, which Vhi said has often left Vhi customers facing long queues.

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

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Sep
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Laya Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.09.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 5 plans from 1 September 2017.

ConnectCare 100 will reduce from €1,358.63 to €1,298.96 per adult and from €441.59 to €420.85 per child 1 and 2 and from €365.89 to €351.88 per child 3 and 4

Essential Connect Health will reduce from €377.94 to €188.97 per child.

Simply Connect Plus will increase from €1,251.30 to €1,298.83 per adult and from €294.06 to €302.88 per child.

Simply Health Choice will increase from €1,...

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Sep
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Laya Healthcare release 360 Care Select 01.09.2017

360 Care Select (€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 for the first three private and hi tech hospital claims combined. An excess of €150  applies for the 4th and subsequent claims.

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

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Sep
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Vhi Healthcare benefit and price change 01.09.2017

PMI 15 11 will increase from €1,223.09 to €1,280.01 per adult from 1 September 2017. Young adult rates will also change on this date.

PMI 12 11, PMI 15 11 and PMI 19 11 will gain enhanced Swiftcare benefits from 1 September 2017.  These benefit changes can be viewed here. File...

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Sep
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Vhi PMI 18 11 price change and PMI 38 14 benefit changes 22.08.2017

Vhi will change the prices on PMI 18 11 from 22 August 2017.

The adult premium will increase from €1,250.22 to €1,263.27 and children 1-3 prices will decrease from €347.96 to €344.48.

Young adult rates will also increase.

 

Vhi will also add and enhance benefits on PMI 38 14 from 22 August 2017.

Home birth, post-natal home nursing, new born baby programme, parent accompanying child, breastfeeding consultations, cancer care support, Swiftcare benefit and...

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Aug
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Laya Healthcare to enforce time limit on outpatient claims 01.08.2017

Laya Healthcare will only accept outpatient claims that are submitted within 12 months of the treatment date for renewals from 1 August 2017. In order to help customers with this transition, Laya will pay outpatient benefits for any receipts that you have not previously submitted, if you send them to them within the next 12 months.

Laya Healthcare has a member app which will allow you to...

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Aug
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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...

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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...

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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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