John O’Dwyer, chief executive of VHI. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Health insurance firm VHI has entered the life insurance market, under the VHI Life brand. The move comes after the Central Bank granted it authoris(...)

Irish Life chief executive Bill Kyle said the brand choices for the health insurance business included using Irish Life in the name, sticking with the GloHealth brand, or coming up with an entirely new identity. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Irish Life has engaged research group Red C to help it determine a brand for its new health insurance subsidiary, which is set to be formed from the (...)

The price of health insurance with Laya Healthcare and GloHealth is to go up by as much as 14 per cent starting next month. A Laya spokeswoman stress(...)

 The cost of VHI plans will increase by an average of  3 per cent from May. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of health insurance for hundreds of thousands of VHI customers is to go up by an average of 3 per cent from the beginning of May. The compa(...)

Independent Senator John Crown: A “huge fan” of the German healthcare system which is based on a system of cross-subsidised mandatory insurance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some time ago Prof John Crown was asked for his best life advice. “Don’t send that email for 24 hours,” he replied. What would he answer now? “Lif(...)

With only 5% of policies fully covering emergency care in private hospitals, the vast majority of those who become seriously ill while undergoing treatment in private hospitals are in danger of being financially penalised or denied care. Photograph: The Irish Times

People could die because health insurance companies do not fully cover emergency care in private hospitals for patients who suffer complications while(...)

Bill Kyle, Irish Life’s chief executive said that the new company would provide a “compelling alternative” to the existing players and would become the “health insurer of choice” for Irish consumers.

Irish Life is set to become a major player in the health insurance market here after acquiring Aviva Health and buying out the the 51 per cent of GloH(...)

Despite the rapid rise in the cost of health insurance, just one in five of those with health insurance say they regularly “shop around” for the best deal, with respondents citing “too much hassle/paper work” and “couldn’t be bothered” as two of the reasons for not doing so.

“Skipping queues” and getting better access to services, are two of the main reasons people fork out upwards of €600 a year for private health insura(...)

Dr Darach Ó Ciardha, Jobstown family practice, Tallaght, Dublin with (on screen) Mary O’Brien, co-founder and chief executive, of VideoDoc at the official launch of online video consultations for patients in Tallaght, Dublin.

There have been many false dawns, but 2016 looks like being the year telemedicine becomes a reality for thousands of Irish patients. The technology t(...)

Nicola and Paul with their children, Holly, Daisy and Archie.

Archie Stanley was born by emergency Caesarean section on November 15th, 2013. When he was born he didn’t cry, he didn’t make a sound. His mother, Nic(...)