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#Insurance

# insurance - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

20,000 van drivers could be uninsured from this week

By the end of this week all remaining Setanta van insurance policies will be cancelled.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# insurance - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Setanta policyholders advised to get new insurance

A liquidator has now been appointed to the company.

# insurance - Monday 21 April, 2014

State Claims Agency doubles its remits to save €4 million

It now covers bodies such as the Criminal Assets Bureau, Nama, and the Labour Court.

# insurance - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Setanta Insurance wind up leaves policyholders 'stranded without cover'

The Central Bank said today that Setanta is not in a position to confirm that claims will be met in full.

# insurance - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears

Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the Central Bank to keep track of the number of people falling into arrears on mortgage-related insurance.

# insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you? ReillyCare This post contains videos

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance

The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.

# insurance - Friday 21 March, 2014

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much

Women who smoke, in particular, have been hit by the introduction of the directive with premiums between one and 25 per cent higher

# insurance - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

Here's how much a fire in your house could cost you

Plus, new insurance figures show that just one in eight claims are related to burglary.

# insurance - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

# insurance - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Is getting phone insurance even worth it?

With smartphones becoming more expensive, the temptation to get insurance increases too, but are you really getting value for money?

# insurance - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# insurance - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs

A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.

# insurance - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# insurance - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Happy Wednesday… Here’s the nine things you need to know this morning.

Have VHI insurance? You'll be paying a higher premium from next month

The VHI One Plan range will see an increase of approximately 2 per cent.

# insurance - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# insurance - Thursday 9 January, 2014

RSA chairman to ensure "unacceptable" irregularities "never happens again" RSA

RSA chairman to ensure "unacceptable" irregularities "never happens again"

Martin Scicluna made the comment as RSA Insurance published its review of recent reports into financial irregularities in 2013.

# insurance - Monday 6 January, 2014

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

Insurance industry: Too early to estimate cost of damage caused by storms

Meanwhile, the government has been urged to seek funding from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to assist with storm damage caused by the extreme weather.

# 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.

# 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.

# insurance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown

The chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has written to Senator John Crown and asked him to send on all information he has in relation to the matter.

# insurance - Friday 13 December, 2013

Quitting RSA boss to receive €979,087 in lieu of 12-months notice

The group has also announced it will be injecting €160 million into its Irish reserves.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

Chief executive of RSA Insurance resigns, says he was the 'fall guy'

Philip Smith, who was suspended as the company investigates irregularities, said there was a “predetermined outcome”

# insurance - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff

The bank said there are a number of risks that may encourage sales behaviours that are not in the best interests of consumers.

# insurance - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Despite reports, Musgrave has 'no plans to launch a bank'

A Sunday Independent article today suggested that the Cork-based retail company was planning on setting up its own bank.

# insurance - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

'They have a handle on it': Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance RSA

'They have a handle on it': Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance

“The Central Bank are happy now that they have a full handle on it,” Michael Noonan has told the Dáil this morning.

# insurance - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

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.

# 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

# insurance - Monday 11 November, 2013

PWC brought in to investigate RSA claims and finance RSA

PWC brought in to investigate RSA claims and finance

The company, which suspended three executives last week, says the investigation will be “comprehensive”.

# insurance - Friday 8 November, 2013

RSA Insurance executives suspended as firm announces €84m profit shortfall

The company stressed that no policyholders have been affected and all our Irish businesses continue to operate as normal.

# insurance - Friday 4 October, 2013

Banks to refund €25m to customers over mis-sold policies

One in five of the PPI policies reviewed by the Central Bank were found to be in breach of its consumer protection code.

# 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.