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Laya Healthcare price changes 01.10.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 3 plans from 1 October 2017.

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

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

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

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Oct
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Irish Life Health benefit changes 01.10.2017

Irish Life Health will increase the benefits on Health Plan 28 on 1 October 2017.

The benefit changes are:

·Reduction of the €500 excess on Mater Private and Blackrock Clinic inpatient general procedures to a €75 excess (semi private room) and a €150 excess (private room).
·Addition of Infertility Benefit - 50% cover up to a max of €1,000 for IVF, IUI, ICSI, claimable twice per lifetime.
·Addition of International Second Opinion Service.
·Increase of the Optical...

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Oct
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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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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%. The average amount paid for in-patient cover remained broadly unchanged at €1,177 per insured person (€1,173 in 2015).

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 – The Health...

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