Category: Health Insurance

  • Health Insurance in Ireland – Increase your cover & reduce your premium? It just may be possible.

    We are quickly approaching the time of the year when the health insurers typically increase their rates. Quinn normally increase on 1st Jan, VHI on 1st Feb and it is uncertain when Aviva will increase their rates again following their last increase in May 2010. However, they will be increasing one of their key plans by 10% in December and we can expect increases of 5-10% from the other insurers in the next quarter. This could be much higher depending on what happens with the public hospital charges and the health insurance levies in January 2011. By reviewing your cover…

  • Health Insurance – Dont miss those special offers…

    August 2010 We are now approaching the period when all three health insurers typically review their rates and decide what price increases to apply before year end. A key factor in the rate of increase will be whether the Minister for Health decides to increase the health insurance levy, currently €185 per adult and €55 per child. But there’s good news for Irish consumers especially for those with families. By acting now, you can potentially reduce the cost of your children’s health insurance by 50 – 100% for the next 12 months which could reduce your bill by up to…

  • New Government Health Insurance Levy

    What is the health insurance Irish Government Levy? The Government Levy was announced in November 2008 and it means that every adult who has private medical insurance will be charged €160 and every child will be charged €53 in addition to gross health insurance premiums. Where will this Government Levy go? The vast majority of the levy collected will most likely be paid to the VHI. How will the Government collect this levy from Health insurers? Each health insurer must pay the Government €160 gross premium for each adult and €53 gross premium for each child. How much will you…