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# insurance - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

Mar 14th 2014, 5:45 PM 22,560 Views 15 Comments

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

# insurance - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Is getting phone insurance even worth it?
# Buyers' Guide
# Buyers' Guide

Is getting phone insurance even worth it?

Mar 8th 2014, 10:13 AM 65,553 Views 76 Comments

With smartphones becoming more expensive, the temptation to get insurance increases too, but are you really getting value for money?

# insurance - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
# Savings
# Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,649 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# insurance - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs
# Insurance
# Insurance

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs

Feb 26th 2014, 9:15 PM 6,758 Views 8 Comments

A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.

# insurance - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'
# Cover Me
# Cover Me

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Feb 4th 2014, 8:31 PM 18,359 Views 56 Comments

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# insurance - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Have VHI insurance? You'll be paying a higher premium from next month
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Have VHI insurance? You'll be paying a higher premium from next month

Jan 29th 2014, 7:35 AM 9,224 Views 43 Comments

The VHI One Plan range will see an increase of approximately 2 per cent.

# insurance - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m
# Floods
# Floods

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Jan 11th 2014, 3:23 PM 13,720 Views 24 Comments

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# insurance - Thursday 9 January, 2014

RSA chairman to ensure "unacceptable" irregularities "never happens again"
# RSA
# RSA

RSA chairman to ensure "unacceptable" irregularities "never happens again"

Jan 9th 2014, 8:59 AM 8,247 Views 15 Comments

Martin Scicluna made the comment as RSA Insurance published its review of recent reports into financial irregularities in 2013.

# insurance - Monday 6 January, 2014

Win €1000 with just one click with Aviva Health
# Sponsored By Aviva
# Sponsored By Aviva

Win €1000 with just one click with Aviva Health

Jan 6th 2014, 5:24 PM 12,866 Views 0 Comments

One simple answer could help you balance the costs this New Year.

Insurance industry: Too early to estimate cost of damage caused by storms
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

Insurance industry: Too early to estimate cost of damage caused by storms

Jan 6th 2014, 8:36 AM 7,412 Views 17 Comments

Meanwhile, the government has been urged to seek funding from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to assist with storm damage caused by the extreme weather.

# insurance - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Reilly: Consumers can opt for cheaper policies to avoid impact of tax relief cap
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Reilly: Consumers can opt for cheaper policies to avoid impact of tax relief cap

Jan 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,029 Views 40 Comments

However Minister James Reilly said it is important that they fully understand the level of cover their policy provides.

# insurance - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance

Dec 26th 2013, 10:39 AM 7,715 Views 21 Comments

The independent report contains 32 recommendation on how to reduce costs for the health insurance market.

# insurance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown
# Cancer Drugs
# Cancer Drugs

St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown

Dec 19th 2013, 10:57 PM 14,017 Views 33 Comments

The chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has written to Senator John Crown and asked him to send on all information he has in relation to the matter.

# insurance - Friday 13 December, 2013

Quitting RSA boss to receive €979,087 in lieu of 12-months notice
# RSA Insurance
# RSA Insurance

Quitting RSA boss to receive €979,087 in lieu of 12-months notice

Dec 13th 2013, 5:11 PM 11,735 Views 20 Comments

The group has also announced it will be injecting €160 million into its Irish reserves.

# insurance - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Dec 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 324 Views 25 Comments

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.

# insurance - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Number of people with private health insurance drops (again)
# Coverage
# Coverage

Number of people with private health insurance drops (again)

Dec 10th 2013, 1:53 PM 10,448 Views 58 Comments

Just under 45 per cent of the population now has health insurance, down from a high of 51 per cent five years ago.

# insurance - Monday 2 December, 2013

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%
# Health
# Health

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%

Dec 2nd 2013, 2:13 PM 6,443 Views 43 Comments

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.

# insurance - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Nov 28th 2013, 12:29 PM 6,338 Views 34 Comments

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

Chief executive of RSA Insurance resigns, says he was the 'fall guy'
# RSA Insurance
# RSA Insurance

Chief executive of RSA Insurance resigns, says he was the 'fall guy'

Nov 28th 2013, 11:29 AM 7,220 Views 16 Comments

Philip Smith, who was suspended as the company investigates irregularities, said there was a “predetermined outcome”

# insurance - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff
# Incentives
# Incentives

Central Bank warns of risks of paying sales incentives to insurance staff

Nov 27th 2013, 6:08 PM 6,284 Views 11 Comments

The bank said there are a number of risks that may encourage sales behaviours that are not in the best interests of consumers.

# insurance - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Despite reports, Musgrave has 'no plans to launch a bank'
# Banking
# Banking

Despite reports, Musgrave has 'no plans to launch a bank'

Nov 24th 2013, 2:59 PM 10,173 Views 13 Comments

A Sunday Independent article today suggested that the Cork-based retail company was planning on setting up its own bank.

# insurance - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

'They have a handle on it': Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance
# RSA
# RSA

'They have a handle on it': Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance

Nov 20th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,539 Views 26 Comments

“The Central Bank are happy now that they have a full handle on it,” Michael Noonan has told the Dáil this morning.

# insurance - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Health insurance levy will cost customers "up to 15 per cent"
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Health insurance levy will cost customers "up to 15 per cent"

Nov 13th 2013, 10:38 AM 7,534 Views 78 Comments

Already 250,000 people have cancelled policies and analysts don’t believe that new levy increases will change that.

# insurance - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

Nov 12th 2013, 10:03 PM 20,024 Views 93 Comments

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

# insurance - Monday 11 November, 2013

PWC brought in to investigate RSA claims and finance
# RSA
# RSA

PWC brought in to investigate RSA claims and finance

Nov 11th 2013, 10:21 AM 7,880 Views 20 Comments

The company, which suspended three executives last week, says the investigation will be “comprehensive”.

# insurance - Friday 8 November, 2013

RSA Insurance executives suspended as firm announces €84m profit shortfall
# Audit
# Audit

RSA Insurance executives suspended as firm announces €84m profit shortfall

Nov 8th 2013, 10:53 PM 30,832 Views 76 Comments

The company stressed that no policyholders have been affected and all our Irish businesses continue to operate as normal.

# insurance - Friday 4 October, 2013

Banks to refund €25m to customers over mis-sold policies
# Banks
# Banks

Banks to refund €25m to customers over mis-sold policies

Oct 4th 2013, 7:52 AM 8,525 Views 40 Comments

One in five of the PPI policies reviewed by the Central Bank were found to be in breach of its consumer protection code.

# insurance - Thursday 22 August, 2013

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

Aug 22nd 2013, 5:57 PM 14,702 Views 82 Comments

A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up almost a third
# Customers
# Customers

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up almost a third

Aug 21st 2013, 10:36 AM 3,760 Views 4 Comments

4,676 complaints were made by customers between January and June of this year.

# insurance - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Young men most likely to get injured, lose their passport or miss a flight on holiday
# Unlucky
# Unlucky

Young men most likely to get injured, lose their passport or miss a flight on holiday

Aug 18th 2013, 1:31 PM 10,815 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile older people are more likely to lose stuff on holiday.

# insurance - Monday 29 July, 2013

Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip
# Insurance
# Insurance

Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip

Jul 29th 2013, 10:29 AM 5,518 Views 18 Comments

Women are less likely to cover themselves with many saying they would only invest in travel insurance for an expensive holiday.

# insurance - Monday 22 July, 2013

More people are locking their keys inside their cars
# How Did That Even Happen
# How Did That Even Happen

More people are locking their keys inside their cars

Jul 22nd 2013, 6:20 AM 12,101 Views 18 Comments

The AA has warned motorists not to be complacent when it comes to vehicles during the hot weather.

# insurance - Friday 5 July, 2013

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs

Jul 5th 2013, 9:28 PM 6,579 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, insurance broker Campion also acquired part of the general insurance business of Aviva Direct.

# insurance - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life
# Irish Life
# Irish Life

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life

Jun 11th 2013, 3:07 PM 7,139 Views 11 Comments

Bill Kyle will take over once the acquisition of Irish Life by a Canadian firm has been completed.

# insurance - Monday 27 May, 2013

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?

May 27th 2013, 9:48 AM 14,450 Views 121 Comments

A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?

# insurance - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage
# Drivers
# Drivers

Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage

May 26th 2013, 2:29 PM 6,388 Views 55 Comments

Over a quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, according to the AA.

# insurance - Monday 13 May, 2013

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 7,980 Views 39 Comments

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

# insurance - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you shop around for your car insurance?

May 8th 2013, 10:14 AM 8,656 Views 62 Comments

A survey has found that you could save up to €1,335 if you shopped around for your car insurance.