Under the new Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) regime which started on May 1st, anyone aged over 34 without private health insurance has to pay higher prices if they take out a policy. File photograph: Getty Images

About 74,000 new private health insurance policies were sold in April, with tens of thousands of people rushing to enter the market to avoid age-relat(...)

The countdown has begun. From May 1st, the older you are, the more you will pay for your health insurance – if you have not already taken out a policy(...)

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(...)

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(...)

AIB: said it should have been told customer was abroad

  How to get a better health insurance deal On the back of our item about health insurance last week, we got a mail in from a reader. (...)

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Have you been faithful to a health insurer for more than two years? If the answer is yes, there’s a very good chance you’re paying well over the od(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has introduced a new insurance ‘loading’ system. Photograph: Frank Miller

Customers over the age of 35 will pay a 2 per cent per year penalty on their health insurance following the introduction of a new loading by Minist(...)

Health insurance: more than 500,000 people will be renewing their cover in the weeks ahead. Illustration: Thinkstock

Why is health insurance back in the news?It is rarely out of the headlines, and it is not hard to see why. More than 500,000 people will be renewing t(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly announced  that the stamp duty on most health insurance products is to rise by 14 per cent from 
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Health insurance customers have been warned to expect premium hikes of up to 15 per cent as a result of rule changes announced by Minister for Health (...)

There is no avoiding it. After the budget, looking after your health is likely to diminish your wealth. If you have a private health insurance policy,(...)