Don Gallagher

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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 (...)

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 (...)

Health insurance cover has been rising for two straight years. Photograph: iStock

The recovering health cover sector, slowly but consistently regaining its strength, will leave insurance companies feeling a lot better. Go back alm(...)

VHI Healthcare had the largest overall share of the market last year at 52%. Photograph: iStock

The private health insurance market is continuing to recover following the economic crash, with 30,000 more people having cover for in-patient care la(...)

Former minister for health Leo Varadkar TD with Don Gallagher, CEO of the Health Insurance Authority at the launch of the Lifetime Community Rating in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people with private health insurance from the three open membership health insurers increased by 152,397 in the two years to January 1st(...)

Consumers’ Association of Ireland chief executive Dermott Jewell is among the four new appointees to the Financial Services Ombudsman Council.

Four new members have been appointed to the council that prescribes guidelines under which the financial services ombudsman operates. The appointme(...)

As many as 400,000 health insurance policies will come up for renewal this month. Check out hia.ie and totalhealthcover.ie to see if you can save money in 2017. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Have you had the same health insurance policy for the last three years? You have? Then you are wasting money. End of story. How much you are wasting(...)

Despite private health insurance now costing an average of €1,174 per person in 2016, Irish consumers remain reluctant to switch provider, figures from the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) show.

Despite private health insurance (PHI) now costing an average of €1,174 per person in 2016, Irish consumers remain reluctant to switch provider, figu(...)

Despite the rapid rise in the cost of health insurance, just one in five of those with health insurance say they regularly “shop around” for the best deal, with respondents citing “too much hassle/paper work” and “couldn’t be bothered” as two of the reasons for not doing so.

“Skipping queues” and getting better access to services, are two of the main reasons people fork out upwards of €600 a year for private health insura(...)

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