Laya Healthcare will launch a new plan Connect Simplicity on 1 May 2018.

Connect Simplicity (€1,285 per adult and €296 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 a €100 day case excess and €150 inpatient excess on the first two inpatient private hospital claims per year only.

Full cover is provided for day case and cardiac procedures in the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private hospitals with a €100 day case excess. No excess applies to listed cardiac procedures.  No shortfall or excess applies for specified orthopaedic procedures in private hospitals.

Three nights cover in a public hospital is provided for maternity accommodation costs and up to €3,500 for home births.
The plan also has significant outpatient benefits such as a 50% refund for consultant's fees, GP costs (100% refund for first three visits to HSE GP out of hours service) and physiotherapy costs with a €1 excess and €1,000 out-patient cap per member. If you do not reach the €1,000 out-patient cap the remainder can be transferred to other members on the policy who are on the Connect Simplicity plan.

This plan is available to all new and renewing consumers from this date.