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It remains a fact that health insurance matters.  Photograph:  Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images

The year just past managed to perform a neat trick by simultaneously proving the importance and irrelevance of private health insurance. With the pub(...)

The insurer last week announced price hikes of almost 3 per cent from the start of next year.

Insurer Laya Healthcare paid out dividends of €20 million last year to its parent group AIG after reporting an €8.2 million rise in pretax profits to (...)

The largest health insurers, VHI, Laya and Irish Life Health, have all indicated  they are in talks with private hospitals over the charges. Photograph: Getty Images

The Mater Private Healthcare Group, which has come under fire for the introduction of new charges for Covid-19 tests for patients treated in its facil(...)

Blackrock Clinic: Insurers say they need exact details of the deal reached between the Government and private hospitals before deciding how to respond. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health insurers have indicated they need time to assess the implications of the Government’s decision to bring all private hospitals under public cont(...)

Health insurance: Whatever your life stage, before looking for a quote, make a list of what’s important to you.  Ask your provider or a broker for policies that match your needs.

Sometimes it pays to be promiscuous, never more so than with your health insurance. In fact, if you’ve had the same cover for three years, it’s time t(...)

The insurer said 80 jobs will be created with the opening of the centres, which will be open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year

Private healthcare insurer Laya is to create a nationwide network of health and wellbeing clinics. The move is seen as a belated response to VHI’s de(...)

Even if credit is readily available, don’t seek it out unless it’s absolutely necessary

With third-level students starting back at college right across the State, we take a look at what students – and their parents – need to know about th(...)

An Affidea clinic. The  European Affidea group  has 246 diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer-care centres in 16 countries

Europe’s largest medical services provider has invested €1.5 million in a north Dublin ExpressCare clinic that will be covered by insurance providers (...)

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be fully-trained specialists. Photograph: iStock

Consultants providing treatment to patients under a new Government-funded €50 million initiative to reduce hospital waiting lists will have to be full(...)

The research suggests the dynamic behind the propensity to switch providers is changing. Photograph: Getty Images/OJO Images

People looking to switch health insurance providers are for the first time more likely to examine benefit gains than financial gains in what could be (...)

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