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#Health Insurance

From TheJournal.ie Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room' Health Insurance

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card Opinion

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone' Medical Cards

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

About 100,000 people have taken out health insurance in recent years to beat ‘age loadings’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Those who beat the health insurance penalty deadline are at risk of overpaying' Read Me

Column: 'Those who beat the health insurance penalty deadline are at risk of overpaying'

Health insurance is expensive enough so don’t pay any more than you have to, writes Dermot Goode.

From TheJournal.ie VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5% Price Drop

VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5%

The reductions kick in on 1 March.

From TheJournal.ie Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised Premiums

Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised

The approval of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 today will result in better value for those who have private health insurance.

From TheJournal.ie VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans Competitive

VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans

The changes are to take effect from 1 November.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures Insurance

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Older people often pay more as they’re less likely to shop around.

From TheJournal.ie Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan' Shop Around

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

From TheJournal.ie 'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed' Read Me

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.

From TheJournal.ie Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital The Small Print

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

From TheJournal.ie Got health insurance? The cost is likely to be increasing from April Price Increase

Got health insurance? The cost is likely to be increasing from April

Health Minister Simon Harris has asked insurance companies not to pass on the increased cost to customers.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016? Sponsored By Irish Life Health

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?

We’re going to put you to the test.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money?

Around 46% of the Irish population have private health insurance.

From TheJournal.ie This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair? Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter' UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up On The Up

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up

Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.

From TheJournal.ie Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don't hold your breath Tough Nut To Crack

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don't hold your breath

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

From TheJournal.ie Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether? ReillyCare

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes The Big Deadline

Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes

The LCR deadline is midnight tomorrow – and providers have been reporting a rush to the phones as people sign up

From TheJournal.ie People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

From TheJournal.ie Are new health insurance rules 'insane'? Here's what we learned today... Off Their Trolleys

Are new health insurance rules 'insane'? Here's what we learned today...

The head of the private health insurance regulator made some alarming comments this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn?

The issue’s back in the news today. But how much do you know about your health insurance policy?

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance' Boston

'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance'

Bridget Glynn has shared her family’s story in the hope it will help others.

From TheJournal.ie Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014 Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

From TheJournal.ie Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again) Health Insurance

Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again)

The health insurer has announced 100 new positions at its Dublin offices.

From TheJournal.ie Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers

Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

From TheJournal.ie Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help New Law

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

From TheJournal.ie What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance? Everybody Freeze

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

From TheJournal.ie Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies Insurance

Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies

The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays SICK ABROAD

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can't rule out premium increases In Good Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

From TheJournal.ie 'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers Bully Boy Tactics

'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50,000 people dropped their health insurance in the last year Down Down Down

Almost 50,000 people dropped their health insurance in the last year

The number of people with cover has been reducing year on year since the end of 2008.

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