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Minister for Health Simon Harris said the increases were required to maintain stability in the health insurance market. Photograph: iStock

The Government has introduced a 10 per cent increase in health insurance stamp duty levies – a move likely to lead to further price hikes for subscri(...)

Private patients in public hospitals pay – or their insurers do – rates ranging from €813 for a bed in a ward to €1,000 for a private room.

Premiums for private health insurance policyholders are being driven up by the public hospital charge, according to health insurance expert totalheal(...)

A number of home insurance providers, including Zurich, are currently offering multi-year insurance policies with cover available for up to three years. Photograph: iStockphoto

You’ve probably heard of multi-trip travel insurance, whereby one policy will cover you for a number of trips throughout a year. But what about multi(...)

In 2014, then minister for health James Reilly introduced a measure aimed at getting insurers to cover the full costs of their patients in public hospitals

In a row that has been brewing for some time, health insurance companies are getting increasingly frustrated with public hospitals that charge patient(...)

Under the new Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) regime which started on May 1st, anyone aged over 34 without private health insurance has to pay higher prices if they take out a policy. File photograph: Getty Images

About 74,000 new private health insurance policies were sold in April, with tens of thousands of people rushing to enter the market to avoid age-relat(...)

The countdown has begun. From May 1st, the older you are, the more you will pay for your health insurance – if you have not already taken out a policy(...)

Laya’s new health insurance policy is aimed at getting those aged under 34 to sign up for health insurance before the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating.

Laya Healthcare on Tuesday launched what it claims is Ireland’s lowest-priced individual hospital scheme costing just under €9 a week, as the price wa(...)

You pay €3.48 on every bottle of wine, 90 cent on a litre of petrol and € 399 on a health insurance policy, but who does it go to? Not to the vineyard(...)

AIB: said it should have been told customer was abroad

  How to get a better health insurance deal On the back of our item about health insurance last week, we got a mail in from a reader. (...)

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Have you been faithful to a health insurer for more than two years? If the answer is yes, there’s a very good chance you’re paying well over the od(...)

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