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#Health Insurance

# health-insurance - Monday 8 September, 2014

What do people think of Leo’s big plan to tackle health insurance?

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

Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies

The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

# health-insurance - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can’t rule out premium increases In Good Health

Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can’t rule out premium increases

The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.

# health-insurance - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

# health-insurance - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

‘Like a fella kicking his wife’: Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

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 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Almost 50,000 people dropped their health insurance in the last year

The number of people with cover has been reducing year on year since the end of 2008.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Opinion: Considering health insurance? The devil is in the detail.

We can’t be blamed for being confused about health insurance schemes, the market has undergone significant change in the last few years.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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.

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.

# health-insurance - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

“You’ve had your little rant”: UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week

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

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From Business ETC If you have Aviva health insurance you could be paying more from next month Price Hike

If you have Aviva health insurance you could be paying more from next month

Some plans will increase by up to 20 per cent, with the average hike being 12.7 per cent.

Minister admits health plans ‘not very detailed’ and ‘there are still difficulties’

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

Health and Wealth: the questions put to the Tánaiste today

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

Win €1000 with just one click with Aviva Health

One simple answer could help you balance the costs this New Year.

# health-insurance - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Reilly: Consumers can opt for cheaper policies to avoid impact of tax relief cap

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

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance

The independent report contains 32 recommendation on how to reduce costs for the health insurance market.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

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

Number of people with private health insurance drops (again)

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

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%

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

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

# health-insurance - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

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

“Wouldn’t one increase have been enough?” – Martin hits out at insurance levy rise

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”.

Health insurance levy will cost customers “up to 15 per cent”

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

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

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: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that

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

Told to resign, Taoiseach says: ‘I’ve news for you, we will not shirk our responsibility’

Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams again called on the Taoiseach to resign today.

# health-insurance - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness Column

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness

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

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

# health-insurance - Thursday 22 August, 2013

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

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

Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip

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

Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held

The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.

43% of mothers use the internet to diagnose their children’s symptoms when sick

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

Poll: Have you given up your health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

# health-insurance - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

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

Private hospitals ‘risk closure’ if State changes charges for public beds

A group of independent hospitals says asking private patients to waive public rights will send premiums even higher.

Explainer: Why should you get a European Health Insurance Card before travelling?

Of course we hope you don’t get sick on your holidays, but just in case…

# health-insurance - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Charges for public beds will drive insurance premiums up 30%

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.

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