Aviva is promoting GP consultations for their members via smartphone while the VHI has teamed up with an online service through which customers can get prescriptions. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has called on the Government to stop health insurers offering their customers access to doctors by phone or video(...)

The number of complaints made to the Financial Services Ombudsman declined by 42 per cent last year to 4,477 although the level of compensation paid o(...)

A judge has refused a €12,500 settlement offer to a four-year-old schoolgirl, who will be scarred for life after her left hand became trapped in the lift doors at the Convention Centre in Dublin. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A judge has refused a €12,500 settlement offer to a four-year-old schoolgirl who will be scarred for life after her left hand became trapped in lift d(...)

Rockfield Central development at Dundrum, Dublin 14

Agents Finnegan Menton are to seek tenants for five office suites in the high- quality Rockfield Central development at Dundrum, Dublin 14. The distin(...)

Laya’s new health insurance policy is aimed at getting those aged under 34 to sign up for health insurance before the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating.

Laya Healthcare on Tuesday launched what it claims is Ireland’s lowest-priced individual hospital scheme costing just under €9 a week, as the price wa(...)

Then minister for health James Reilly had directed his officials to seek a meeting with the Department of Finance as part of a process aimed at determining how the surplus would be spent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A €55 million financial surplus generated by a health insurance scheme that was in place up to the end of 2012 to underpin the market has been absor(...)

You pay €3.48 on every bottle of wine, 90 cent on a litre of petrol and € 399 on a health insurance policy, but who does it go to? Not to the vineyard(...)

Vhi is to cut the cost of seven of its plans by 3 per cent.

The country’s largest health insurer, the VHI, is to reduce the price of seven of its lowest cost insurance plans.The price of all its other health i(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said there was evidence to show that schemes controlled by insurance companies had led to a reduction in the number and range of medicines accessible. Photograph: PA Wire

Actuaries have warned the Government that insurers could need between €1.6 billion and €2.4 billion in additional regulatory capital to operate a sys(...)

Beacon Hospital  non-executive chairman Colm Doherty. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Beacon Hospital, the private hospital owned by entrepreneur Denis O’Brien, has appointed a new board led by non-executive chairman Colm Doherty, t(...)