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Chief operations officer Anne O’Connor to leave HSE for VHI role
Anne O’Connor has been the chief operations officer since 2018.
VHI to return money to customers as number of claims remains lower than expected due to pandemic
Customers will receive a return ranging from €75 to €300 per adult and from €25 to €100 per child.
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VHI CEO to resume role after investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
The VHI had said in March that its CEO had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.
VHI CEO steps aside pending investigation into him receiving Covid-19 vaccine at Beacon Hospital
A statement from VHI said that its CEO John O’Dwyer had received treatment for cancer at the Beacon Hospital.
VHI and other insurers to partially refund customers after takeover of private hospitals during Covid-19 crisis
The size of the refund a customer receives is based on the plan that they have with the insurer.
In Pictures: Tens of thousands turn out for annual Women's Mini Marathon
The race was won by Aoibhe Richardson from Portland A.C in the US at a time of 34.35.
Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds
One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.
VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5%
The reductions kick in on 1 March.
VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans
The changes are to take effect from 1 November.
From September only VHI customers will be able to use VHI SwiftCare Clinics
The health insurance provider wants to ensure its customers have speedy access to the facilities.
Parkrun secures 'groundbreaking' partnership to aid further growth of free event
A new five-year deal with Vhi Healthcare has been announced.
VHI to raise health insurance prices by average of 3%
The changes come into effect on 1 November.
Over 200 'bounce injuries' last summer with patients aged from two to 53
Adults are being warned not to try out their bouncing skills after consuming alcohol.
102 people signed up for health insurance EVERY HOUR in April
With the 30 April looming, Irish people bit the bullet en masse and signed on the dotted line.
Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf
The Irish Medical Organisation has called on the government to call a halt to insurance companies introducing such services.
'The mini marathon can help you make a complete lifestyle change'
With 16 weeks to go, you can revolutionise your life.
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VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you
Might save you a few bob.
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.
St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown
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.
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.
Vhi recovers almost €7m that was overcharged in 2012
A total of €10.5 million was recovered through the actions of its Special Claims Investigation Unit and third party recovery process.
Another 21,000 people stopped their private health insurance in Q1
45.3 per cent of the population is now covered by private insurance – down from a peak of 50.9 per cent.
Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"
Professor Michael O’Keefe has claimed private insurance companies are being charged for patients in public wards.
Trampolines and bouncy castles can be a danger to children, warn doctors
In one month alone, 45 patients turned up with injuries from bouncing – most of whom were under 10 years of ago.
Changes to health insurance system won't mean 15pc hike - government
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
The insurance company paid out €4.1 million in medical and hospital cases, and €330,000 in maternity claims.
IMO to review circumstances of McNeice's €10m pension
The former chief executive of the Irish Medical Organisation departs with a €10 million pension which has been halved following negotiations.
Numbers with private health insurance fall by 64,000 in 2012
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
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.
Laya healthcare to increase premiums in April amid 'healthcare crisis'
The managing director of the company, Dónal Clancy, said that Ireland’s healthcare market needed “radical reform”.
Vhi confirms further price increases
Premium costs will rise from next month.
Poll: Do you have health insurance?
VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?
Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries
Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.
Health insurers call for levy to be scrapped for children's policies
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
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.
VHI welcomes EU proposal to abolish its state guarantee
The proposal from the EU Commission said VHI’s state protection gave it an unfair advantage over its competitors.
Howlin insists: If Unions keep Croke Park commitments, we’ll keep ours
The public expenditure minister tells the Dáil that lower-paid public servants will not have their increments cut.