# health-insurance - Monday 8 September, 2014
The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…
# health-insurance - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.
# health-insurance - Saturday 7 June, 2014
Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?
# health-insurance - Wednesday 4 June, 2014
The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
The number of people with cover has been reducing year on year since the end of 2008.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
# health-insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Everyone’s been talking about the driver who smashed into Trinity’s front gate, Angela Kerins quitting, and the disturbing package sent to Alan Shatter’s home.
The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
Enda Kenny has rejected suggestions that the coalition is putting off James Reilly’s radical plan, though he says there will be an in-depth consultation process.
# health-insurance - Friday 21 February, 2014
The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
Some plans will increase by up to 20 per cent, with the average hike being 12.7 per cent.
Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.
# health-insurance - Thursday 30 January, 2014
Eamon Gilmore was quizzed on why health insurance is going through the roof and if the rich were getting richer.
# health-insurance - Monday 6 January, 2014
One simple answer could help you balance the costs this New Year.
# health-insurance - Sunday 5 January, 2014
However Minister James Reilly said it is important that they fully understand the level of cover their policy provides.
# health-insurance - Thursday 26 December, 2013
The independent report contains 32 recommendation on how to reduce costs for the health insurance market.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 11 December, 2013
Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
Just under 45 per cent of the population now has health insurance, down from a high of 51 per cent five years ago.
# health-insurance - Monday 2 December, 2013
The increases will be imposed from 1 January 2014, with Aviva stating the government’s recent decision on rates means the new bed charge is 10.8 times the old charge.
# health-insurance - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.
# health-insurance - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…
# health-insurance - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
The Fianna Fáil leader asked the Taoiseach if he would reverse the cut to tax relief on health insurance, saying that Government policies were “driving people out of the market”.
Already 250,000 people have cancelled policies and analysts don’t believe that new levy increases will change that.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
The stamp duty for health insurance products providing ‘advanced’ cover will increase from €350 to €399 per adult and from €120 to €135 per child from 1 March
# health-insurance - Saturday 2 November, 2013
Reilly also said that he will legislate in the new year to crackdown on private health insurance providers offering plans which exclude treatment at certain hospitals.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams again called on the Taoiseach to resign today.
# health-insurance - Sunday 20 October, 2013
What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?
# health-insurance - Friday 18 October, 2013
The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.
# health-insurance - Thursday 22 August, 2013
A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.
# health-insurance - Monday 29 July, 2013
Women are less likely to cover themselves with many saying they would only invest in travel insurance for an expensive holiday.
# health-insurance - Tuesday 25 June, 2013
The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.
A survey of 1,800 mothers in Ireland found that four in ten mothers see the internet as the first place for advice when dealing with a sick child rather than going to a GP or the pharmacist.
# health-insurance - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
# health-insurance - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.
# health-insurance - Sunday 16 June, 2013
A group of independent hospitals says asking private patients to waive public rights will send premiums even higher.
Of course we hope you don’t get sick on your holidays, but just in case…
# health-insurance - Saturday 15 June, 2013
In the government’s health bill, published yesterday, there could now be a daily charge for a single occupancy room of up to €1,122.