Laya Healthcare will release ConnectChoice 500 (€1,080 per adult, €352 per student/child) on 1 May 2014.
This plan provides cover for a private room in a public hospital and a semi-private room in private hospitals (including the Beacon) with a €500 excess per private hospital claim.
Full cover is provided for certain cardiac procedures in the Blackrock Clinic, Mater Private and Beacon private hospitals with no excess. Non cardiac procedures and day case procedures in the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private are covered with a €500 excess per claim, with semi-private cover having an additional €175 shortfall per night.
A co-payment will apply for certain orthopaedic procedures (hip and knee replacements) in the Galway Clinic and Beacon private hospitals. Please contact Laya for details of these co-payments, which differ by hospital and procedure. If these procedures are carried out in another private hospital an excess per claim will not apply.
Three nights cover in a public hospital is provided for maternity hospital costs and up to €3,450 for home births.
The plan has significant outpatient benefits such as 75% for the costs of GP visits and 50% refund for consultants, physiotherapists and alternative practitioners visits with a €1 outpatient excess per year.
This plan is available to all new and existing customers from this date.