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Overall, about 45 per cent of people have private health insurance cover, giving them faster access to treatments

The number of people with inpatient health insurance plans rose by 30,000 to 2.15 million in the 12 months to the end of March, and was up by 4,000 ve(...)

GAA star Jonny Cooper helps Dublin sponsor AIG launch a new  jersey in 2016. The insurer has decided to make Luxembourg, not Ireland,  its European base post-Brexit. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A number of international financial services companies have told the Government they plan to relocate activities here from London because of Brexit bu(...)

 Irish healthcare providers are not  obliged to recognise health insurance cover held abroad. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Q: Bretton, United States I have lived in the US since November 2014 with full health insurance cover from day one. Upon my return to Ireland, will I(...)

Health insurance: If you’ve been on the same plan for two years, try not to let it just roll over. Many are  overpaying by 10-20 per cent for their cover.

If you are one of the 400,000 or so Irish consumers due to receive a renewal letter for your private health insurance in January, acting now to “revie(...)

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Last week we looked at the high cost of being single compared with being part of a couple. Higher taxes, higher accommodation costs and dearer utilit(...)

 Aviva health insurance premiums are to rise by an average of just over 5 per cent from the beginning of next year. Photograph: Aviva website

The cost of Aviva health insurance premiums are to rise by an average of just over 5 per cent from the beginning of next year in a move that (...)

Older people obviously will tend to make greater demands on the health service than the young.

At the heart of our strategy for private health insurance is keeping it as affordable as possible for everyone. I recognise that the increased cost of(...)

The European Court of Justice found in September 2011 that VHI’s exemption from Central Bank authorisation and regulation was in breach of EU directives. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The Government seems set to miss the deadline at the end of the year agreed with the European Commission for the State- owned health insurer VHI to se(...)

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