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 (...)

There were 2,174,000 people insured with inpatient health insurance plans at the end of December 2017.

The number of people with private health insurance climbed by 22,000 over the past 12 months, according to the Health Insurance Authority (HIA). Ther(...)

The number of people covered by in-patient health insurance plans increased last year to 2.174 million. Photograph: iStock

The number of people covered by in-patient health insurance plans increased last year to 2.174 million, the industry regualtor has said. The Health I(...)

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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