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Vhi will release PMI 03 10 01.01.2018

Vhi Healthcare will release PMI 03 10 (€4253.88 per adult, €1135.65 per child) on 1 January 2018. This plan will provide cover for a private room in a public hospital and a private room in private hospitals and the Beacon Hospital. This plan also covers a semi-private room in the Mater Private. All listed procedures are fully covered in the Blackrock Clinic with non-listed procedures covered 80% for private accommodation. 3 days cover for private accommodation in a maternity hospital is...

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Irish Life Health price change 01.01.2018

Irish Life Health will change their premiums across 95 plans on 1 January 2018. Prices will change from -20.44% to 18.92% on adult net premiums.

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Laya Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.01.2018

Laya Healthcare will apply a price change across 16 plans from 1 January 2018. 14 plans will reduce in price ranging from -1 to -14% on net adult premiums. Laya Healthcare will be offering a ‘Free Kids Offer’ across 2 plans from 1 January 2018.  The 2nd and subsequent child on a policy on the Essential Connect Family and Essential Health 300 plans will be free.

The new rates can be seen in the attached spreadsheet. These premiums apply to all new and renewing customers from this date...

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Vhi Healthcare rate changes 31.12.2017, 01.01.2018 and 02.01.2018

Vhi Healthcare will begin a half-price kids offer on all ‘One Plans’ and Teachers Plan Select and Nurses Plan Select plans from 31 December 2017.

9 plans will increase in price ranging from 2 to 5% of the net adult premium on the 1st and 2nd January 2018.

A full price template can be found here. File...

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Vhi Benefit changes 31.12.2017 and 01.01.2018

Vhi will make a number of benefit changes across 28 plans on 31 December 2017. Four additional plans will have similar changes from 1 January 2018.

A Maternity Bundle has been added to a number of plans. This bundle comprises 75% cover for a range of benefits up to a maximum of €400, €500 or €600 (depending on the plan). Benefits are:

Maternity Yoga and Pilates classes
One maternity scan
Breastfeeding consultations
Baby massage classes
Baby...

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Irish Life Health launch Better Select ILH 01.01.2018

Irish Life Health will launch Better Select ILH on 1st January 2018. Better Select ILH (€1,302.20 per adult, €381.30 per child) provides cover for a semi-private room in private hospitals and the Beacon Hospital with a €75 inpatient excess per claim and a €2,000 co-payment on certain orthopaedic procedures. 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 accommodation....

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Report of the Health Insurance Authority to the Department of Health on Lifetime Community Rating 2017

The Health Insurance Authority carried out a public consultation process on Lifetime Community Rating in January 2017. The following report was submitted to the Department of Health and can be read below.

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Benefit change to PMI 34 13 and benefit and rate change to PMI 31 12 01.12.2017

Vhi will increase their outpatient mental health therapy benefit from €30 X 12 visits to €100 X 12 visits on their PMI 34 13 plan from 1 December 2017.

Vhi will add additional benefits to PMI 31 12 on 1 December 2017 relating to cancer care. These are: cover of €100 for 1 night's...

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Dec
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Laya Health care benefit changes on various plans 01.12.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out the following benefit changes to their plans on 1 December 2017.

  1. “Healthcoach by laya healthcare” will be made available on 15 plans; CompanyCare Plus, Complete Simplicity, ConnectCare, Control 150 Create, Control 300 Create, Ideal Simplicity, Simplicity, Simply Connect, Simply Connect Plus, Simply Health Plus, SimplyHealth (Excess), SimplyHealth Starter, Total Health Complete 175, Total Health Extra, Total Health Plus.
  2. 3 GP live visits are...
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Irish Life Health release 3 new plans under the BeneFit Scheme 01.12.2017

Irish Life health will release three new plans on 1 December 2017; BeneFit 1, BeneFit 2 and BeneFit.

BeneFit 1 (€799 per adult, €200 per child) provides cover for a semi-private room in selected private hospitals and the Beacon Hospital with a €500 inpatient excess per claim and a €2,000 co-payment on certain cardiac and orthopaedic procedures. Day case cover is also provided in selected private hospitals and the Beacon Hospital with a €150 excess per claim. 3 nights cover in a...

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