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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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23rd
Nov
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Vhi to launch new plans PMI 01 10 and PMI 02 10 on 01.12.2017

Vhi will launch two new plans PMI 01 10 and PMI 02 10 on 1 December 2017.

PMI 10 10 (€1,588.10 per adult, €375.14 per child 1-3) will provide cover for a private room in a public hospital and cover for a semi-private room in a private hospital. Full cover is provided for listed cardiac and special procedures in the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private, with full cover in the Beacon. Cover for listed orthopaedic and listed ophthalmic procedures is provided at 80% in all private hospitals...

1st
Dec
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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...

1st
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...
1st
Dec
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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...

1st
Dec
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Irish Life Health to add Affidea benefit to Health Plan 28 01.12.2017

Irish Life Health will Affidea Minor Injury member benefit to Health Plan 28 from 1st December. Existing customers on this plan will have access to this benefit from 1st December, subject to the opening of the Affidea minor injury units in Tallaght, Dublin & Eglinton Street, Cork which will provide Irish Life Health members with a €50 point of sale discount on initial consultations.

1st
Dec
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Laya Healthcare release new plan CompanyCare Advanced 01.12.2017

Laya Healthcare will release a new plan CompanyCare Advanced (€4,300 per adult, €900 per child) on 1 December 2017. This plan provides full cover for a private room in all public and private hospitals. Full cover is also provided for 3 days in a private room in a public maternity hospital plus a grant of €3,750 towards a home birth. There are significant outpatient benefits such as 100% refund up to €80 X 3 GP visits and 75% thereafter, 100% cover up to €175 X 3 consultant visits with 75% up...

1st
Dec
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Laya Healthcare price change on 8 plans 01.12.2017

Laya Healthcare will decrease premiums across the following schemes by an average of 6.1% on adult net premiums.

Company Care Plus

Connect Care

Control 300 Create

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1st
Dec
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Laya Healthcare price changes 01.11.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 2 plans from 1 November 2017.

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

Essential Connect Health’s half price kid’s offer will end. Children’s prices will increase to €377.94.

These changes will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.

1st
Nov
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Laya Healthcare benefit changes 01.11.2017

Laya Healthcare will carry out a large number of benefit and rule changes from 1 November 2017 (see attached).PDF iconAll Laya November benefit and rule changes.pdf ...

1st
Nov
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