Dermot Goode

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“It’s vital you review your plan each year. Many members miss out on huge savings by auto-renewing their policy without scrutinising whether it’s still meeting their needs or if a better plan is available.” Photograph: Getty Images

Customers of Laya Healthcare are to be hit with a second price rise in six months, with some families facing annual increases of close to €300. The (...)

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 main reason for getting private health cover for your children is the access it gives to procedures in private hospitals, according to insurance adviser John Haigney. Photograph: iStock

With health insurance renewals season coming up and the cost of cover inching up once more, you might be weighing your options. Do you simply stomach (...)

As well as offering the rebate, VHI is also increasing the cost of a number of its plans at the end of this month

Health insurer VHI said on Monday it would waive a portion of members’ premiums in recognition of a drop in claims due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The m(...)

A VHI spokeswoman says it is refunding an average of 50 per cent of premium payments to each customer for the three months of public takeover.

A Government takeover of private hospitals to combat Covid-19 will leave health insurers nursing a revenue hit of €180 million, industry sources say. (...)

Coronavirus Covid-19 billboard at the Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For existing policyholders and people thinking about taking out cover, private health insurance can seem a fiendishly complex subject at the best of t(...)

The indication comes as a result of the Government’s decision to bring all private hospitals under public control during the pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Life Health has become the first private health insurer in Ireland to indicate to its customers that they can expect a discount in the months ah(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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