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#Health Insurance

# health-insurance - Friday 2 November, 2018

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

# health-insurance - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# health-insurance - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

About 100,000 people have taken out health insurance in recent years to beat ‘age loadings’.

Column: 'Those who beat the health insurance penalty deadline are at risk of overpaying'

Health insurance is expensive enough so don’t pay any more than you have to, writes Dermot Goode.

# health-insurance - Thursday 18 January, 2018

VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5%

The reductions kick in on 1 March.

# health-insurance - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised

The approval of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 today will result in better value for those who have private health insurance.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans

The changes are to take effect from 1 November.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

# health-insurance - Monday 12 June, 2017

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Older people often pay more as they’re less likely to shop around.

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.

# health-insurance - Monday 17 April, 2017

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

# health-insurance - Friday 11 November, 2016

Got health insurance? The cost is likely to be increasing from April

Health Minister Simon Harris has asked insurance companies not to pass on the increased cost to customers.

# health-insurance - Friday 9 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?

We’re going to put you to the test.

# health-insurance - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money?

Around 46% of the Irish population have private health insurance.

# health-insurance - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter' UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# health-insurance - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up

Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.

# health-insurance - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don't hold your breath

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes

The LCR deadline is midnight tomorrow – and providers have been reporting a rush to the phones as people sign up

# health-insurance - Friday 24 April, 2015

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Are new health insurance rules 'insane'? Here's what we learned today...

The head of the private health insurance regulator made some alarming comments this morning.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

The Irish Medical Organisation has called on the government to call a halt to insurance companies introducing such services.

# health-insurance - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn?

The issue’s back in the news today. But how much do you know about your health insurance policy?

# health-insurance - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance'

Bridget Glynn has shared her family’s story in the hope it will help others.

# health-insurance - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# health-insurance - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From Business ETC Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again) Health Insurance

Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again)

The health insurer has announced 100 new positions at its Dublin offices.

# health-insurance - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers

Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

# health-insurance - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private 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

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.

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