My FitBit can only estimate  how much sleep I’m getting and it’s this estimate that is contributing greatly to my anxiety.

A survey last year conducted by Laya Healthcare suggested that 80 per cent of Irish people suffer from sleep deprivation. I count myself among that 80(...)

The cost to the State of replicating the move could be as high as €500 million over five years, estimates Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. Photograph: PA Wire

It could cost the State up to €500 million to provide public patients with wider access to innovative new cancer therapies in the same way health insu(...)

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 (...)

VHI will provide wider access to cancer drugs, including Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer. Photograph: iStock

Commercial rivals to the VHI say they have no plans to follow the semi-State health insurer’s lead by providing wider access to cancer drugs for some (...)

ILH and other insurers particularly objected to the HSE’s position that, regardless of the point when the waiver is signed, the waiver has the effect of causing all the services received to be liable to private charges then passed onto the relevant insurer. Photograph: iStock

Irish Life Health has joined Laya Healthcare in opposing claims by the HSE concerning the payment of charges for the treatment of private patients in (...)

Aircoach managing director Dervla McKay with Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen (left),  chief executive Mick Dawson and players Caelan Doris and Barry Daly. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile

Aircoach has extended its deal as official coach supplier to Leinster Rugby, with the private bus and coach operator unveiling a branded bus to mark t(...)

Laya Healthcare:  HSE claims Laya’s position is private patients are treated at public patient rates until the patient signs a private insurance patient form. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

An action by the Health Service Executive against Laya Healthcare over the payment of charges for the treatment of private patients in public hospital(...)

Laya had a 27 per cent share of the overall health insurance market as of the the end of July, as against VHI’s 52 per cent share and Irish Life Health’s 21 per cent share

Pretax profits at Laya Healthcare, the country’s second largest health insurer, surged last year, rising by more than 260 per cent to €19.9 million. (...)

“Our experience shows that employers are placing an increasing emphasis on mental health. They appreciate their duty of care to their employees.” Photograph: Getty Images

Almost two thirds of adults in Ireland (65 per cent) know someone who struggles with their mental well-being regularly, while almost six in 10 (56 per(...)

Doctors examine an X-ray in the orthopaedic unit of the Mater hospital in Dublin. Older consumers are likely to have a greater requirement for full orthopaedic cover, the HIA report says. Photographic: Bryan O’Brien

People over the age of 60 are paying substantially more for private health insurance despite the fact that the rules dictate that once a person has a (...)

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