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A review of Private Health Insurance in Ireland, 2017

The Health Insurance Authority has published the results of independent research on private health insurance in Ireland.

The survey indicates a sizeable increase in consumer satisfaction with health insurance.

The two primary drivers for having health insurance amongst respondents are the cost of treatment in Ireland and the perceived inadequate standard of public services.

The average annual cost of a policy has fallen since 2015.

The report, titled ‘A review of...

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Irish Life Health price changes 02.03.2018

Irish Life Health will reduce the premiums of 11 plans on 2 March 2018. Reductions will range from -1 to -11%. A full price template can be found here.FileILH March...

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Vhi Healthcare price and benefit changes 01.03.2018 & 02.03.2018

Vhi Healthcare will reduce the premiums of 54 plans on 1 March 2018. Reductions will range from -4 to -7%. Vhi Healthcare will also end its half price kids offer on the “One Plan” range on this date, a new half price kid’s offer on “One Plan Family”, “Nurses Plan Select”, “Teachers Plan Select” and “Parents and Kids Excess Plan” will begin on this date. A full price template can be found here....

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Mar
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Vhi Healthcare rate and benefit changes 01.02.2018

Vhi Healthcare will increase the premiums of PMI 08 11 and PMI 26 12 on 1 February 2018.

PMI 08 11 will increase from €1,183.51 to €1,211.18 per adult and from €292.81 to €298.66 per child 1-3. Young adult rates will also increase.

PMI 26 12 will increase from €1,298.17 to €1,337.12 per adult and decrease from €393.69 to €367.31 per child 1-3. Young adult rates will also increase.

Vhi will also make a number of benefit changes to both plans on this date:

PMI 08 11...

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Feb
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Laya Healthcare benefit changes 31.01.2018

Laya Healthcare will add a new benefit called “QuickCare” to their remaining 16 plans on 31 January 2018. This benefit will give members an amount towards access to a number of approved urgent care centre centres for specific treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.  The benefits can be found on the attached spreadsheet. 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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Jan
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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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Jan
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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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Jan
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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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Jan
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