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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 (...)

The  VHI Swiftcare centre at Dundum, Dublin. The VHI has decided to restrict use of its  clinics to its own members

It was convenient while it lasted, but families across the State will only have limited access to VHI Swiftcare clinics from September. Operating in D(...)

The 2017 Women’s Mini Marathon, sponsored by the VHI: “While the VHI is not perfect, it remains a not-for-profit entity.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish excel in all sorts of unusual ways. For example, could we possibly win an award for the most naive health consumers in the world? This thou(...)

Overall, about 45 per cent of people have private health insurance cover, giving them faster access to treatments

The number of people with inpatient health insurance plans rose by 30,000 to 2.15 million in the 12 months to the end of March, and was up by 4,000 ve(...)

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