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# insurance - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

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 2,164 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.

# insurance - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

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 2,469 Views 10 Comments

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

# insurance - Monday 27 February, 2012

European Commission sends formal notice to Ireland over VHI
# Insurance
# Insurance

European Commission sends formal notice to Ireland over VHI

Feb 27th 2012, 5:34 PM 7,646 Views 22 Comments

Ireland will now have to engage with the EC on issues relating to the regulation of VHI.

# insurance - Thursday 16 February, 2012

# insurance - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Column: ‘We’re watching our first house crumble before our eyes’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘We’re watching our first house crumble before our eyes’

Feb 11th 2012, 8:40 AM 1,159 Views 50 Comments

Expecting their first child, Niamh Byrne and her partner bought a house. Then pyrite was discovered in the structure. Here she tells her story.

# insurance - Monday 6 February, 2012

44 per cent of death claims lodged with Irish Life last year linked to cancer
# Insurance Claims
# Insurance Claims

44 per cent of death claims lodged with Irish Life last year linked to cancer

Feb 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,314 Views 8 Comments

The insurer says that almost two in ten death claims were linked to heart disease.

# insurance - Thursday 12 January, 2012

€357,000 claimed from government's €10m emergency flood fund
# Flooding
# Flooding

€357,000 claimed from government's €10m emergency flood fund

Jan 12th 2012, 3:15 PM 2,406 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, insurers said that the cost of claims arising from the floods has hit €127 million.

# insurance - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages
# Earthquakes
# Earthquakes

Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages

Jan 4th 2012, 12:06 PM 1,556 Views 2 Comments

Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand contributed to almost €300billion in overall economic losses from natural disasters.

# insurance - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?

Dec 22nd 2011, 10:29 AM 2,961 Views 22 Comments

Today we’re asking if the increases in health insurance premiums will discourage you from renewing your coverage next year.

# insurance - Monday 19 December, 2011

Insurance firm fined €3.3million over regulatory breaches
# Insurance
# Insurance

Insurance firm fined €3.3million over regulatory breaches

Dec 19th 2011, 8:23 PM 3,126 Views 6 Comments

Agents working for Combined Insurance wrongfully obtained customers’ bank details, and sold them policies they could not claim under.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Men "value themselves more than women", says survey
# Gender
# Gender

Men "value themselves more than women", says survey

Dec 6th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,396 Views 5 Comments

Figures released by a life assurance provider show that men spend more money on their life assurance than women do – raising the question if men value themselves more.

# insurance - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent

Nov 29th 2011, 5:11 PM 1,671 Views 15 Comments

The changes will come into effect next year, the company said today.

# insurance - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Aviva to close all 26 Irish branches by June next year - report
# Aviva
# Aviva

Aviva to close all 26 Irish branches by June next year - report

Nov 22nd 2011, 6:50 PM 4,082 Views 16 Comments

Earlier today the company announced its CEO in Ireland is to step down at the end of the year amid widespread restructuring of its Irish operations.

# insurance - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011
# Insurance
# Insurance

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

Nov 7th 2011, 8:35 AM 708 Views 10 Comments

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.

# insurance - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Flood claims could hit €100 million, say brokers
# Floods
# Floods

Flood claims could hit €100 million, say brokers

Nov 1st 2011, 11:40 AM 462 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Brokers Association says that this could affect premiums if further weather-related catastrophes take place this winter.

# insurance - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

GALLERY: The morning after the floods
# Floods
# Floods

GALLERY: The morning after the floods

Oct 25th 2011, 5:40 PM 11,130 Views 7 Comments

The damage caused by last night’s dramatic floods was plain to see in the cold light of day – including an entire piece of garden decking floating down the Liffey. With pot plants attached.

House flooded? Insurance advice from the experts
# Floods
# Floods

House flooded? Insurance advice from the experts

Oct 25th 2011, 11:44 AM 1,696 Views 1 Comment

Has your home or business been damaged in the floods? The Irish Insurance Federation said that household buildings and contents insurance will usually cover damage caused by flooding. More advice inside.

# insurance - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action over job losses
# Aviva
# Aviva

Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action over job losses

Oct 19th 2011, 7:14 PM 607 Views 6 Comments

UNITE members vote unanimously to ballot their members for industrial action, following the news that 950 jobs are to be lost.

# insurance - Monday 10 October, 2011

Allianz Worldwide Care creates 150 new posts
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Allianz Worldwide Care creates 150 new posts

Oct 10th 2011, 7:41 AM 1,020 Views 2 Comments

Health insurer has a range of jobs to be filled – and they are hiring for an immediate start.

# insurance - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Harry Potter actor written out - because he's too expensive to insure
# Vanishing Act-or
From The Daily Edge
# Vanishing Act-or

Harry Potter actor written out - because he's too expensive to insure

Oct 9th 2011, 3:38 PM 3,330 Views 18 Comments

At the age of 85, veteran actor Robert Hardy is too expensive to insure – so he had to be dropped after four Harry Potter films.

# insurance - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unions to meet with Aviva over fears for 1,000 jobs
# Aviva
# Aviva

Unions to meet with Aviva over fears for 1,000 jobs

Oct 5th 2011, 9:52 AM 588 Views 0 Comments

Officials and representatives of the UNITE union will managers later today, fearing that 1,000 of its 2,100 staff could be laid off.

# insurance - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Court told Quinn Insurance will need €738m from State fund
# Courts
# Courts

Court told Quinn Insurance will need €738m from State fund

Oct 4th 2011, 4:00 PM 593 Views 17 Comments

Administrators for Quinn Insurance tell the High Court that the company will need €738m to remain a viable concern.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Aviva managers ‘refuse to deny’ 500 job losses on the way
# Aviva
# Aviva

Aviva managers ‘refuse to deny’ 500 job losses on the way

Sep 21st 2011, 2:21 PM 1,260 Views 17 Comments

Fears are growing that hundreds of jobs could be cut after unions met with managers at the insurance giant this morning.

# insurance - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Government proposes levy on insurance policies - to pay for Quinn bailout
# Quinn Insurance
# Quinn Insurance

Government proposes levy on insurance policies - to pay for Quinn bailout

Sep 14th 2011, 11:22 AM 3,425 Views 32 Comments

A new bill published by Michael Noonan will place a 2 per cent levy on insurance premiums – to cover Quinn Insurance’s losses.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Home insurance costs to rise on weather worries
# Home Insurance
# Home Insurance

Home insurance costs to rise on weather worries

Sep 6th 2011, 9:54 AM 475 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Brokers Association has warned that the cost of home insurance could jump up to 15 per cent in the next 12 months because of global weather conditions.

# insurance - Thursday 2 June, 2011

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report
# Drivers
# Drivers

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:13 PM 471 Views 0 Comments

Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.

# insurance - Friday 6 May, 2011

VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive
# VHI
# VHI

VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive

May 6th 2011, 12:59 PM 1,148 Views 0 Comments

The State’s largest health insurer says its chief executive, Jimmy Tolan, will quit in six months to return to the private sector.

# insurance - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Quinn insurance lost €706 million in 2009
# Quinn
# Quinn

Quinn insurance lost €706 million in 2009

Apr 28th 2011, 3:11 PM 619 Views 0 Comments

The news of the figures come as the company is expected to be sold off to an American insurance giant and Anglo Irish Bank. The losses will also mean it will need help from the Insurance Compensation Fund.

# insurance - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman hit record levels
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman hit record levels

Apr 21st 2011, 7:36 AM 405 Views 0 Comments

Nearly half of all the complaints made to the office of the Financial Services Ombudsman related to insurance.

# insurance - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Home insurers won't cover laptops, mobiles and hearing aids
# Insurance
# Insurance

Home insurers won't cover laptops, mobiles and hearing aids

Apr 20th 2011, 5:51 PM 2,195 Views 0 Comments

Burgled householders might find themselves left in the lurch if they don’t check small print on cover of personal belongings.

# insurance - Thursday 14 April, 2011

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year
Live Apr 14th 2011, 2:08 PM

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year

Anglo Irish ousts Sean Quinn from group he founded
Live Apr 14th 2011, 1:46 PM

Anglo Irish ousts Sean Quinn from group he founded

# insurance - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Insurers face €224m bill for winter weather claims
Live Apr 12th 2011, 2:43 PM

Insurers face €224m bill for winter weather claims

# insurance - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

FBD premium hikes expected after surge in weather claims
# Insurance
# Insurance

FBD premium hikes expected after surge in weather claims

Mar 8th 2011, 10:52 AM 524 Views 0 Comments

Announcing performance figures for 2010, the insurer says the level of weather claims will mean increased premiums in 2011.

# insurance - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Era of cheaper insurance for women comes to an end
# Women Drivers
# Women Drivers

Era of cheaper insurance for women comes to an end

Mar 1st 2011, 9:11 AM 1,589 Views 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of a Belgian challenge to the practice of giving young women a discount on their car insurance.

# insurance - Friday 25 February, 2011

Insurance broker Chill to create 100 jobs in Dublin
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Insurance broker Chill to create 100 jobs in Dublin

Feb 25th 2011, 4:00 PM 449 Views 0 Comments

Chill Insurance will expend its business to cater for increased consumer demand – creating new jobs in the process.

# insurance - Monday 14 February, 2011

70 per cent of 2010 accidental deaths were male
# Deaths
# Deaths

70 per cent of 2010 accidental deaths were male

Feb 14th 2011, 6:54 PM 954 Views 0 Comments

Irish Life says more than two-thirds of the claims made in respect of accidental deaths in 2010 were for male deaths.

# insurance - Friday 28 January, 2011

Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums

Jan 28th 2011, 3:09 PM 1,218 Views 0 Comments

Umbrella group for city centre traders does deal to cut cost of insurance for its 2,500 members after slow shopping year.