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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# private health insurance

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# squeezed students
'I'm not sure my friends can afford it': International students face hike in health insurance costs
There has been no clarity from immigration authorities about when rules will be enforced.
# Coronavirus
People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals
Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.
# Health
Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals
RTÉ’s This Week reported concerns around bullying of private health insurance holders.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Ryanair’s U-turn, trains and automobiles, and the city-country divide.
# off their trolleys
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.
Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS
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
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
# Commitment
Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that
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.
Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"
Professor Michael O’Keefe has claimed private insurance companies are being charged for patients in public wards.
# Health Insurance
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.
# Consultants
HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims
An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.
# Health Insurance
Laya healthcare to increase premiums in April amid 'healthcare crisis'
The managing director of the company, Dónal Clancy, said that Ireland’s healthcare market needed “radical reform”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have health insurance?
VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?
€150 million to be paid by insurers to HSE 'by year end' - Reilly
The outstanding money is a result of private patients being treated in public beds.
# Insurance
VHI prices set to rise next month
The company said the fact that people are living longer with chronic illnesses and the rising cost of public hospitals were the main factors contributing to the increase.
# Health Insurance
Health insurance set to rise - but no-one knows by how much
Three months before the risk equalisation scheme is due to come into effect, it remains unknown as to what impact it will have on private health insurance premiums.