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#Health Insurance

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

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

May 13th 2013, 4:45 PM 8,014 Views 40 Comments

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

Changes to health insurance system won't mean 15pc hike - government
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Changes to health insurance system won't mean 15pc hike - government

May 2nd 2013, 3:49 PM 6,166 Views 19 Comments

It had been reported that changes in how the State charges insurers for public beds could send premiums even higher.

Vhi international pays out over €6.6 million in 2012
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Vhi international pays out over €6.6 million in 2012

Mar 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,798 Views 14 Comments

The insurance company paid out €4.1 million in medical and hospital cases, and €330,000 in maternity claims.

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate

Mar 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 18 Views 22 Comments

There are many reasons why competition in the healthcare sector will not work in the same way as it does in markets for other goods and services, says Brian Turner – who asks if more competition would mean better value.

IMO to review circumstances of McNeice's €10m pension
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# IMO

IMO to review circumstances of McNeice's €10m pension

Mar 24th 2013, 3:28 PM 5,918 Views 64 Comments

The former chief executive of the Irish Medical Organisation departs with a €10 million pension which has been halved following negotiations.

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups

Mar 20th 2013, 6:18 PM 6,389 Views 24 Comments

In a speech today Reilly said the insurance provider targets younger, more profitable customers rather than the more expensive, older customer”.

One in three families plan to give up private healthcare
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

One in three families plan to give up private healthcare

Mar 19th 2013, 3:18 PM 6,677 Views 21 Comments

In 2012, 64,000 people dropped their health cover.

Numbers with private health insurance fall by 64,000 in 2012
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Numbers with private health insurance fall by 64,000 in 2012

Mar 4th 2013, 12:56 PM 5,362 Views 18 Comments

Just under 2.1 million were covered by private policies at the end of 2012, a fall of nearly 3 per cent over the year.

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction

Mar 2nd 2013, 6:15 PM 5,642 Views 52 Comments

An average of 6,000 people leave the private health insurance market every month and Fianna Fáil said there is little incentive for young people to take it on.

Aviva to increase insurance premiums by 4 per cent
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Aviva to increase insurance premiums by 4 per cent

Feb 26th 2013, 7:25 PM 3,903 Views 12 Comments

The company said it has minimised increases on all plans and there are no increases on many of our entry level plans.

Laya healthcare to increase premiums in April amid 'healthcare crisis'
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Laya healthcare to increase premiums in April amid 'healthcare crisis'

Feb 23rd 2013, 1:48 PM 6,508 Views 42 Comments

The managing director of the company, Dónal Clancy, said that Ireland’s healthcare market needed “radical reform”.

Risk Equalisation Scheme made permanent after EU approval
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Risk Equalisation Scheme made permanent after EU approval

Feb 20th 2013, 4:41 PM 5,286 Views 24 Comments

The scheme came into effect on 1 January 2013.

Here are the new measures to be included in the Finance Bill
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Here are the new measures to be included in the Finance Bill

Feb 13th 2013, 2:58 PM 13,845 Views 9 Comments

Much of the Bill gives effect to measures announced in Budget 2013 – but there are also some new parts.

Vhi confirms further price increases
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Vhi confirms further price increases

Jan 30th 2013, 9:46 AM 5,233 Views 37 Comments

Premium costs will rise from next month.

Poll: Do you have health insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Jan 30th 2013, 8:54 AM 13,921 Views 86 Comments

VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?

Dec 4th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,170 Views 2 Comments

This evening James Reilly will lead Dáil statements on the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

Government plans free GP care by 2015, universal insurance by 2016
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Government plans free GP care by 2015, universal insurance by 2016

Nov 16th 2012, 8:11 AM 9,287 Views 87 Comments

James Reilly unveils a programme of ambitious reform in the health sector – saying he’ll need two terms to totally finish it up.

Health insurers call for levy to be scrapped for children's policies
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# Health Insurance

Health insurers call for levy to be scrapped for children's policies

Oct 25th 2012, 9:21 PM 4,968 Views 20 Comments

Representatives from all four health insurers told an Oireachtas committee it could help to save a struggling industry.

VHI prices set to rise next month
# Insurance
# Insurance

VHI prices set to rise next month

Oct 22nd 2012, 10:36 AM 5,753 Views 44 Comments

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 set to rise - but no-one knows by how much
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Health insurance set to rise - but no-one knows by how much

Oct 2nd 2012, 3:46 PM 4,450 Views 21 Comments

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.

Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers

Sep 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,706 Views 1 Comment

How much is Ireland’s stash of Paralympic medals worth? And how much does the ‘typical’ debs cost?

Health insurance: Numbers covered fell again in second quarter
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# Insurance

Health insurance: Numbers covered fell again in second quarter

Sep 7th 2012, 10:44 AM 3,565 Views 41 Comments

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

VHI welcomes EU proposal to abolish its state guarantee
# VHI
# VHI

VHI welcomes EU proposal to abolish its state guarantee

Jul 25th 2012, 2:05 PM 3,467 Views 5 Comments

The proposal from the EU Commission said VHI’s state protection gave it an unfair advantage over its competitors.

Poll: Do you have health insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Jul 3rd 2012, 10:30 AM 11,062 Views 77 Comments

As another company enters the Irish health insurance market, we’re asking: do you have insurance?

New health insurer to create jobs and competition
# Competition
# Competition

New health insurer to create jobs and competition

Jul 2nd 2012, 2:11 PM 5,162 Views 8 Comments

GloHealth is Ireland’s fourth health insurer.

HIA: 1,000 people a week dropping health insurance
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# Health Insurance

HIA: 1,000 people a week dropping health insurance

May 25th 2012, 9:30 AM 1,759 Views 11 Comments

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

Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance
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# Health Insurance

Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance

May 15th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,050 Views 13 Comments

Less than half of the Irish population now have private health insurance cover, the Minister confirmed in the Dáil last week.

Newly-rebranded Laya Healthcare to create 100 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Newly-rebranded Laya Healthcare to create 100 jobs

May 14th 2012, 12:13 PM 2,434 Views 10 Comments

The former Quinn Healthcare will create the positions over three years as part of a renewed investment.

Quinn Healthcare announces name change
# Insurance
# Insurance

Quinn Healthcare announces name change

May 1st 2012, 7:31 PM 11,682 Views 32 Comments

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

US Supreme Court begins hearings on controversial 'Obamacare' plan
# United States
# United States

US Supreme Court begins hearings on controversial 'Obamacare' plan

Mar 26th 2012, 6:55 PM 1,699 Views 3 Comments

A ruling is not expected until June – at which point Obama will be knees-deep in a bitter re-election campaign.

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

VHI reports annual after-tax profit of €7.4 million

Mar 21st 2012, 12:58 PM 2,184 Views 14 Comments

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

Prime numbers: The week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Mar 3rd 2012, 6:59 PM 2,809 Views 3 Comments

Some people retiring, some people quitting, others starting new jobs, and some getting through an awful lot of printer ink…

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments
# USA
# USA

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Mar 3rd 2012, 11:56 AM 4,615 Views 45 Comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover

Feb 29th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,483 Views 10 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Feb 24th 2012, 7:57 PM 5,108 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly news round-up…

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal
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# Health

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

Feb 24th 2012, 5:38 PM 3,999 Views 47 Comments

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.

VHI to hike premiums by up to 12.5 per cent
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# Health

VHI to hike premiums by up to 12.5 per cent

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:07 AM 1,793 Views 18 Comments

More bad news for already-stretched household budgets as insurance costs have now risen by up to 65 per cent in the past 13 months.