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24 Love Hearts!

  • Posted by Patrick Brennan
  • On October 29, 2023
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It is 24 years ago since Vhi (with the help of Designbank) last redesigned their logo and corporate identity to support the brand. It was at this time they introduced the orange swoosh and the suffix, healthcare, as in Vhi Healthcare, helping to reposition Vhi from an insurance company to a healthcare one. Now over […]
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Is your health insurance renewing soon?

  • Posted by Patrick Brennan
  • On October 5, 2023
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All 3 health insurers, Vhi, Laya healthcare (recently bought by AXA after a little over 8 years of ownership by AIG) and Irish Life Health have increased their premiums this year and in s instances twice in the one year. The main reason is the significant increase in claims for private and high tech hospitals […]
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Budget 2023 – What’s in it for Healthcare?

  • Posted by Patrick Brennan
  • On October 19, 2022
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Here’s a budget summary with respect to the Health Department. The Department of Health budget allocation is €23.4 billion Hospital in-patient fees Public Hospital inpatient fees will be removed for all patients from 1 April 2023.  Currently inpatient fees are €80 per night – capped at 10 nights in the calendar year.  On the 22nd […]
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Could your employees be open to a loading on their Health Insurance premium?

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On April 26, 2016
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Corporates need to watch out for a loophole in the Lifetime Community Rating legislation that could see their employees caught for heavy and irreversible loadings on their Health Insurance premiums. Under the recent Lifetime Community Rating legislation which came into effect from 1st May 2015, those who wait until aged 35 or over to take […]
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Aviva confirm the sale of its Health Insurance business to Irish Life

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On March 10, 2016
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Further to much speculation in the market since last November, Aviva Health has been sold to the Irish Life Group who itself is owned by Great-West Lifeco, a Canadian insurer.  Irish life who already held a 49% shareholding in GloHealth, the country’s fourth largest insurer, has also bought out the minority shareholding of GloHealth with […]
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So is Aviva Health Really for sale?

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On February 15, 2016
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It has been widely publicised that Aviva Health is up for sale, having first hit the headlines in November 2015.  But what does this mean?  Speculation is rife that the sale and purchase is almost a fait accompli at this stage.  So for those interested and before any full and final announcements are made, this […]
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Top Ten Tips for reviewing and renewing your health insurance

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On February 2, 2016
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1. Always seek independent advice.  Insurers are product producers and sellers.  So regardless of how good, bad, appropriate or cheap a plan is, the insurer’s first course of action will be to sell it to you before they would direct you to another insurer.  Independent experts analyse the entire market to ensure the cover you […]
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Market Refresher for 2015 and early expectations for 2016

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On February 2, 2016
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2015 was a year when the Government undertook not to interfere with the levers of which they have control, which may have led to inflationary pressures on the cost of Private Health Insurance. These levers are: Public Hospital bed charges Health Insurance Levies Tax Relief By not increasing these levers, we have been allowed 12 […]
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Dental Insurance striking a cord with Irish based companies

  • Posted by irishhealthinsurance
  • On August 6, 2015
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The take up of Dental Insurance is growing rapidly as a paid benefit amongst a growing number of businesses in Ireland.  Data suggests that approximately 67% of dental insurance policies in Ireland are Company Funded.  Financial Servives and Tech Companies seem to account for almost 60% of this trend.
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