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 (...)

Private health insurer VHI has announced further cuts to premiums for the majority of its plans from March. Photograph: Hugh Macknight / PA Wire

VHI has announced further cuts to premiums for the majority of its private health insurance plans. According to VHI, the average reduction across its(...)

A HSE report urges the Government to assign powers to the  Health Insurance Authority to require that insurers only reimburse consultants employed by public hospitals for the treatment of subscribers where contractually they are allowed to do so. File photograph: Getty Images

The HSE wants health insurance companies to be restricted from paying medical consultants employed by the State for treating private patients in circu(...)

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(...)

Figures  show 2,157,000 people covered to the end of June 2017. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Irish health insurance market has continued its recovery with the number of those covered now just slightly off pre-recession levels. Figures rel(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The percentage of the population with inpatient health insurance plans stood at 46 per cent at the end of 2016, compared with the 2008 peak of 50.9 per cent. Photograph: iStock

You don’t hear so much about universal health insurance these days but the Government is at least still committed to the provision of universal health(...)

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