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#Insurance

# 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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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.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up almost a third

4,676 complaints were made by customers between January and June of this year.

# insurance - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Young men most likely to get injured, lose their passport or miss a flight on holiday

Meanwhile older people are more likely to lose stuff on holiday.

# 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.

# insurance - Monday 22 July, 2013

More people are locking their keys inside their cars

The AA has warned motorists not to be complacent when it comes to vehicles during the hot weather.

# insurance - Friday 5 July, 2013

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs

Earlier this year, insurance broker Campion also acquired part of the general insurance business of Aviva Direct.

# insurance - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life

Bill Kyle will take over once the acquisition of Irish Life by a Canadian firm has been completed.

# insurance - Monday 27 May, 2013

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

# insurance - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage

Over a quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, according to the AA.

# insurance - Monday 13 May, 2013

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

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

# insurance - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?

A survey has found that you could save up to €1,335 if you shopped around for your car insurance.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your (rainy) Wednesday morning.

# insurance - Monday 29 April, 2013

Burton urged to take action so State can save €21m a year

Roisín Shorthall says that if the State was to be reimbursed by insurers for welfare payments taken out while people are injured and claim welfare, they could save millions.

# insurance - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Aviva to cut 2,000 jobs worldwide - but no changes to Irish jobs

The insurance giant is to cut 2,000 jobs across the UK, Europe and Asia.

# insurance - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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# insurance - Monday 25 March, 2013

Are you paying too much for home insurance?

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.