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(...)

More than 2.2 million people in the Republic now have health insurance policies, according to the Health Insurance Authority.

If you are one of the more than a million people in Ireland who have had the same health insurance policy for more than three years you are almost cer(...)

Niall Wynn, owner of Proper Order Coffee Cafe Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin with one of his compostable coffee cups. In November Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton launches a public consultation on levies on single-use coffee cups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

JANUARY New Central Bank rules aimed at helping consumers save money on their mortgage repayments and making mortgage switching easier come into effe(...)

John O’Dwyer, chief Executive of Vhi. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Another 46,000 people took out private health insurance last year as the economy continued to improve, according to the latest annual report of the He(...)

The HIA’s survey found that 44 per cent of the population were covered by private health insurance. Photograph: iStock

Just one in six health insurance policyholders claim they’re likely to switch provider when they next renew their policy, a study commissioned by the (...)

Chief executive of Cork University Hospital Tony McNamara said he is departing with sadness to ‘accept other opportunities in the private sector’. File photograph: Provision

The head of the biggest hospital outside Dublin is leaving his post to work in the private sector. Tony McNamara, chief executive officer of Cork Uni(...)

‘I have lived all my life in America, but have always dreamed of going back to Galway, where she was from.’

Question: I’d like to know what sort of medical coverage I might get if I move to Ireland. I am retired and in my 70s. I have not lived in Ireland b(...)

The research commissioned by the Health Insurance Authority  provides a benchmarking comparison of the Irish healthcare system against those in Australia, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish patients are still paying the price for swingeing health cuts rolled out in the late 1980s, according to the author of a comparative study of he(...)

Health committee chair Róisín Shortall TD with health committee members during the launch of the Sláintecare  report in May 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Nearly 200,000 people who have cheaper health insurance plans will see these close on foot of the Government’s Sláintecare reform plan, the country’s (...)

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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