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# Health Insurance

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VHI to hike premiums by up to 12.5 per cent
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.
Quinn announces second health insurance price hike of 2012
The insurer said prices across its schemes will rise by six per cent from March.
James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF
The Minister for Health should reverse a “dangerous” policy which is pricing people out of the health insurance market, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.
Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.
Health insurers set to absorb new levy hike - for now
The government’s levy on health insurance has been raised by €80 for adults – but VHI and Aviva will not pass on the increase.
334 jobs safeguarded as Quinn Healthcare sold to Swiss group
Reinsurance company Swiss Re has bought the health insurance company, and secured its operations with 334 jobs secured.
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…
Gardaí warn that station closures 'will change DNA of policing'
31 Garda stations will be closed as part of Budget cutbacks – a move that Gardaí say will destroy the ethos of community policing.
In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,
VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms
Minister Howlin said the govt would seek to save €143m by improving “the generation and collection of private income in public hospitals”.
Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent
The changes will come into effect next year, the company said today.
TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance
A new Health Insurance Bill will offer tax rebates to older health insurance, hoping to balance the cost of insuring young and old.
Almost 70 per cent of unpaid hospital charges owed by VHI - report
According to figures obtained by the Medical Independent, the VHI owes more money to the HSE in unpaid hospital charges than any other insurer.
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.
Ireland loses health insurance case in European court
The landmark case has implications for the future of VHI Healthcare, the State-owned private health insurer.
Fewer and fewer people have private health insurance
New CSO data also says 30 per cent of adults have a medical card – and that hospital waiting lists are getting much longer.
Aviva to hike cost of most popular health plan
The health insurer will increase its premiums for the second time this year, with its Level 2 plan now costing over €1,000.
VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive
The State’s largest health insurer says its chief executive, Jimmy Tolan, will quit in six months to return to the private sector.
VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year
VHI has released it annual report – showing that its losses narrowed by a massive €3.16 million in 2010.
Department publishes review of VHI claims costs
Milliman’s report into VHI’s cost control, and how it can streamline its operations, is published in redacted form.
VHI to increase corporate premiums
The changes to corporate premiums are expected to take place in March.
Labour calls for legal challenge to VHI hikes
The Equality Authority could appeal the hikes, Labour says, as Active Retirement Ireland attacks the portrayal of older people.
VHI Healthcare boss refuses to discuss salary
The head of major Irish health insurer VHI would not discuss his pay, the Examiner reports, as VHI plans to increase premium rates by up to 45%.
VHI confirms price increases for 2011 premiums
Major health insurer says some of its customers will face premium increases of up to 45%, while the most popular family plan will cost on average an extra €331 per annum.