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# Health Insurance

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More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays
More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.
Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can't rule out premium increases
The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.
Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?
'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers
The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.
Almost 50,000 people dropped their health insurance in the last year
The number of people with cover has been reducing year on year since the end of 2008.
Opinion: Considering health insurance? The devil is in the detail.
We can’t be blamed for being confused about health insurance schemes, the market has undergone significant change in the last few years.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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
The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.
"You've had your little rant": UHI plan defended, White Paper could be published next week
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 white paper could be published in coming weeks
The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.
If you have Aviva health insurance you could be paying more from next month
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'
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 and Wealth: the questions put to the Tánaiste today
Eamon Gilmore was quizzed on why health insurance is going through the roof and if the rich were getting richer.
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One simple answer could help you balance the costs this New Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
"Wouldn't one increase have been enough?" - Martin hits out at insurance levy rise
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"
Already 250,000 people have cancelled policies and analysts don’t believe that new levy increases will change that.
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
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.
Told to resign, Taoiseach says: 'I've news for you, we will not shirk our responsibility'
Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams again called on the Taoiseach to resign today.
Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness
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?
Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers
The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.
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.
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.
Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held
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
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.
Poll: Have you given up your health insurance?
Are you covered?
Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug
Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.
Private hospitals 'risk closure' if State changes charges for public beds
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?
Of course we hope you don’t get sick on your holidays, but just in case…
Charges for public beds will drive insurance premiums up 30%
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.
TD warns against website charging €15 for free health insurance card
The European Health Insurance Card is free to EU citizens – but one website charges up to €19.99 to process your form.