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Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
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Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey

Jan 9th 2012, 8:44 AM 2,477 Views 24 Comments

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
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Health insurers set to absorb new levy hike - for now

Jan 4th 2012, 7:05 PM 2,378 Views 13 Comments

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
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334 jobs safeguarded as Quinn Healthcare sold to Swiss group

Dec 23rd 2011, 12:18 PM 1,670 Views 7 Comments

Reinsurance company Swiss Re has bought the health insurance company, and secured its operations with 334 jobs secured.

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?
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Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?

Dec 22nd 2011, 10:29 AM 2,958 Views 22 Comments

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

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
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Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,793 Views 3 Comments

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'
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Gardaí warn that station closures 'will change DNA of policing'

Dec 5th 2011, 6:51 PM 4,295 Views 25 Comments

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
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In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

Dec 5th 2011, 6:14 PM 6,706 Views 43 Comments

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
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VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms

Dec 5th 2011, 5:34 PM 2,773 Views 20 Comments

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
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Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent

Nov 29th 2011, 5:11 PM 1,668 Views 15 Comments

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

TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance
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TDs to vote on 'cost subsidy' for health insurance

Nov 29th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,714 Views 5 Comments

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
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Almost 70 per cent of unpaid hospital charges owed by VHI - report

Nov 4th 2011, 4:52 PM 622 Views 9 Comments

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
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Allianz Worldwide Care creates 150 new posts

Oct 10th 2011, 7:41 AM 1,016 Views 2 Comments

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
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Ireland loses health insurance case in European court

Sep 29th 2011, 12:44 PM 1,171 Views 7 Comments

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
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Fewer and fewer people have private health insurance

Aug 31st 2011, 2:26 PM 620 Views 6 Comments

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
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Aviva to hike cost of most popular health plan

Jul 29th 2011, 11:01 AM 326 Views 2 Comments

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
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VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive

May 6th 2011, 12:59 PM 1,131 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.

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VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year

Department publishes review of VHI claims costs
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Department publishes review of VHI claims costs

Feb 25th 2011, 9:38 PM 1,078 Views 0 Comments

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
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VHI to increase corporate premiums

Jan 9th 2011, 3:40 PM 797 Views 0 Comments

The changes to corporate premiums are expected to take place in March.

Labour calls for legal challenge to VHI hikes
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Labour calls for legal challenge to VHI hikes

Jan 7th 2011, 4:33 PM 498 Views 0 Comments

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
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VHI Healthcare boss refuses to discuss salary

Jan 7th 2011, 9:56 AM 864 Views 0 Comments

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
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VHI confirms price increases for 2011 premiums

Jan 6th 2011, 11:29 AM 1,011 Views 0 Comments

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.