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# insurance - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Irish Insurance Federation before committee over flood insurance failures

Representatives from the IIF were before the Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht today.

# insurance - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Irish Life chief "optimistic" that group can return taxpayer cash

The Irish Life group reports profits of €112 million for the first half of 2012, boosted by the splitting-off of Permanent TSB.

# insurance - Friday 7 September, 2012

Health insurance: Numbers covered fell again in second quarter

The latest data from the Health Insurance Authority show that the numbers covered fell by 16,000 between March and June.

# insurance - Thursday 30 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

AXA pilots 'big brother'-style car scheme

People who take part in the Drivesave scheme, which monitors their driving behaviour, can save up to 30 per cent off their insurance.

# insurance - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Quinn Insurance administration may cost €1.6bn

The new figure is hundreds of millions of euro more than the original estimate given last year.

# insurance - Saturday 28 July, 2012

20 jobs created at Blue Insurances

Blue Insurances originally focused on travel insurance but has expanded into other areas such as pet and innovative gadget insurance – and plans to begin offering home and motor insurance by the end of this year.

# insurance - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Insurance company Chill to create 50 new jobs

The jobs are a response to increased consumer demand, and come on top of 100 positions announced in February 2011.

# insurance - Friday 25 May, 2012

HIA: 1,000 people a week dropping health insurance

The Health Insurance Authority has warned of a cycle of increased premiums causing more customers to cancel policies, resulting in premiums rising further.

# insurance - Saturday 12 May, 2012

A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving

International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.

# insurance - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Jobs Minister welcomes Aviva decision to cut fewer jobs

Plus, the firm is to create 250 new positions in Galway.

# insurance - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Aviva CEO quits after shareholders vote against pay report

Andrew Moss leaves as chief executive of the insurer, after shareholders voted against the pay deal for a new UK CEO.

# insurance - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Quinn Healthcare announces name change

The company is abandoning the name of Seán Quinn, its bankrupt former owner whose finances have been the subject of controversy.

# insurance - Friday 27 April, 2012

Around 11,500 AIB credit card customers to be refunded over €3.1m AIB

Around 11,500 AIB credit card customers to be refunded over €3.1m

Ireland’s biggest bank has apologised for overcharging customers who could now be entitled to refunds averaging €270 per customer.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

VHI reports annual after-tax profit of €7.4 million VHI

VHI reports annual after-tax profit of €7.4 million

The health insurer’s profits compare to after-tax losses of €3.1 million in 2010 and €41.7 million in 2009.

# insurance - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover

New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.

# insurance - Monday 27 February, 2012

European Commission sends formal notice to Ireland over VHI

Ireland will now have to engage with the EC on issues relating to the regulation of VHI.

# insurance - Thursday 16 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?

# insurance - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Column: ‘We’re watching our first house crumble before our eyes’

Expecting their first child, Niamh Byrne and her partner bought a house. Then pyrite was discovered in the structure. Here she tells her story.

# insurance - Monday 6 February, 2012

44 per cent of death claims lodged with Irish Life last year linked to cancer

The insurer says that almost two in ten death claims were linked to heart disease.

# insurance - Thursday 12 January, 2012

€357,000 claimed from government's €10m emergency flood fund

Meanwhile, insurers said that the cost of claims arising from the floods has hit €127 million.

# insurance - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages

Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand contributed to almost €300billion in overall economic losses from natural disasters.

# insurance - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?

Today we’re asking if the increases in health insurance premiums will discourage you from renewing your coverage next year.

# insurance - Monday 19 December, 2011

Insurance firm fined €3.3million over regulatory breaches

Agents working for Combined Insurance wrongfully obtained customers’ bank details, and sold them policies they could not claim under.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Men "value themselves more than women", says survey

Figures released by a life assurance provider show that men spend more money on their life assurance than women do – raising the question if men value themselves more.

# insurance - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent

The changes will come into effect next year, the company said today.

# insurance - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Aviva to close all 26 Irish branches by June next year - report

Earlier today the company announced its CEO in Ireland is to step down at the end of the year amid widespread restructuring of its Irish operations.

# insurance - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.

# insurance - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Flood claims could hit €100 million, say brokers

The Irish Brokers Association says that this could affect premiums if further weather-related catastrophes take place this winter.

# insurance - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

GALLERY: The morning after the floods Floods This post contains images

GALLERY: The morning after the floods

The damage caused by last night’s dramatic floods was plain to see in the cold light of day – including an entire piece of garden decking floating down the Liffey. With pot plants attached.

House flooded? Insurance advice from the experts

Has your home or business been damaged in the floods? The Irish Insurance Federation said that household buildings and contents insurance will usually cover damage caused by flooding. More advice inside.

# insurance - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action over job losses

UNITE members vote unanimously to ballot their members for industrial action, following the news that 950 jobs are to be lost.

# insurance - Monday 10 October, 2011

Allianz Worldwide Care creates 150 new posts

Health insurer has a range of jobs to be filled – and they are hiring for an immediate start.

# insurance - Sunday 9 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Harry Potter actor written out - because he's too expensive to insure Vanishing Act-or

Harry Potter actor written out - because he's too expensive to insure

At the age of 85, veteran actor Robert Hardy is too expensive to insure – so he had to be dropped after four Harry Potter films.

# insurance - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unions to meet with Aviva over fears for 1,000 jobs

Officials and representatives of the UNITE union will managers later today, fearing that 1,000 of its 2,100 staff could be laid off.

# insurance - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Court told Quinn Insurance will need €738m from State fund

Administrators for Quinn Insurance tell the High Court that the company will need €738m to remain a viable concern.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Aviva managers ‘refuse to deny’ 500 job losses on the way

Fears are growing that hundreds of jobs could be cut after unions met with managers at the insurance giant this morning.

# insurance - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Government proposes levy on insurance policies - to pay for Quinn bailout

A new bill published by Michael Noonan will place a 2 per cent levy on insurance premiums – to cover Quinn Insurance’s losses.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Home insurance costs to rise on weather worries

The Irish Brokers Association has warned that the cost of home insurance could jump up to 15 per cent in the next 12 months because of global weather conditions.

# insurance - Thursday 2 June, 2011

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report

Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.