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#Health Insurance

# health-insurance - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Jun 3rd 2014, 4:47 PM 7,721 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:21 PM 9,482 Views 44 Comments

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.
# Health
# Health

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

May 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 5,567 Views 22 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:40 PM 13,685 Views 1 Comment

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
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:20 PM 10,721 Views 35 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

"You've had your little rant": UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week

Mar 4th 2014, 5:40 PM 10,767 Views 37 Comments

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
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

Feb 21st 2014, 12:01 PM 9,053 Views 78 Comments

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

# health-insurance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 19th 2014, 10:28 AM 6,781 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

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

Feb 19th 2014, 10:20 AM 4,177 Views 8 Comments

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
# A Dáil Afternoon
# A Dáil Afternoon

Health and Wealth: the questions put to the Tánaiste today

Jan 30th 2014, 2:48 PM 5,376 Views 23 Comments

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
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# Sponsored By Aviva

Win €1000 with just one click with Aviva Health

Jan 6th 2014, 5:24 PM 12,865 Views 0 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

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

Jan 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,025 Views 40 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

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

Dec 26th 2013, 10:39 AM 7,713 Views 21 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 307 Views 25 Comments

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)
# Coverage
# Coverage

Number of people with private health insurance drops (again)

Dec 10th 2013, 1:53 PM 10,444 Views 58 Comments

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%
# Health
# Health

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%

Dec 2nd 2013, 2:13 PM 6,437 Views 43 Comments

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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

Nov 28th 2013, 12:29 PM 6,312 Views 34 Comments

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

# health-insurance - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 17th 2013, 8:30 AM 26 Views 67 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

"Wouldn't one increase have been enough?" - Martin hits out at insurance levy rise

Nov 13th 2013, 12:58 PM 5,494 Views 39 Comments

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"
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Health insurance levy will cost customers "up to 15 per cent"

Nov 13th 2013, 10:38 AM 7,531 Views 78 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

Nov 12th 2013, 10:03 PM 20,019 Views 94 Comments

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
# Commitment
# Commitment

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

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:07 PM 16,541 Views 107 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 23rd 2013, 11:09 AM 8,857 Views 92 Comments

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

# health-insurance - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 20th 2013, 8:45 AM 22 Views 40 Comments

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
# Tax Relief
# Tax Relief

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

Oct 18th 2013, 12:13 PM 8,624 Views 30 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

Aug 22nd 2013, 5:57 PM 14,281 Views 82 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Jul 29th 2013, 10:29 AM 5,511 Views 18 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

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

Jun 25th 2013, 2:52 PM 3,790 Views 6 Comments

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
# Self Diagnosis
# Self Diagnosis

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

Jun 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,830 Views 55 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Have you given up your health insurance?

Jun 19th 2013, 10:21 AM 13,063 Views 89 Comments

Are you covered?

# health-insurance - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

Jun 18th 2013, 6:59 PM 9,776 Views 7 Comments

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
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Private hospitals 'risk closure' if State changes charges for public beds

Jun 16th 2013, 6:24 PM 8,772 Views 49 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jun 16th 2013, 10:30 AM 38,500 Views 53 Comments

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%
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Charges for public beds will drive insurance premiums up 30%

Jun 15th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,939 Views 50 Comments

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jun 15th 2013, 8:45 AM 8,206 Views 6 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# health-insurance - Thursday 6 June, 2013

TD warns against website charging €15 for free health insurance card
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

TD warns against website charging €15 for free health insurance card

Jun 6th 2013, 1:55 PM 10,800 Views 23 Comments

The European Health Insurance Card is free to EU citizens – but one website charges up to €19.99 to process your form.

# health-insurance - Friday 24 May, 2013

Another 21,000 people stopped their private health insurance in Q1
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Another 21,000 people stopped their private health insurance in Q1

May 24th 2013, 8:29 PM 10,142 Views 27 Comments

45.3 per cent of the population is now covered by private insurance – down from a peak of 50.9 per cent.

# health-insurance - Monday 13 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

May 13th 2013, 4:49 PM 6,670 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report

May 13th 2013, 4:45 PM 7,951 Views 39 Comments

Insurance companies are worried about the decline in young people enrolling as the costs of insuring those over 60 are considerably higher.

# health-insurance - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Changes to health insurance system won't mean 15pc hike - government
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Changes to health insurance system won't mean 15pc hike - government

May 2nd 2013, 3:49 PM 6,154 Views 19 Comments

It had been reported that changes in how the State charges insurers for public beds could send premiums even higher.