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Health insurance renewals you can get excited about!

Health insurance renewals you can get excited about!

The new year brings with it a number of offers from health insurance companies, giving policy holders the chance to save money and access new benefits. This is great news for customers whose renewals fall in the first three months of the new year, which is the busiest...

Save money on health insurance in time for Christmas

Save money on health insurance in time for Christmas

If your spending is up this Christmas, you wouldn’t be alone. According to Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, the average household will spend €1019 on Christmas this year, which is up 5% on 2022.   While there’s nothing quite like a...

How your private health insurance can save you money with on GP visits

How your private health insurance can save you money with on GP visits

Some private health insurance plans include free online and telephone GP consultations as standard, potentially saving you hundreds.Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the way we engage with our regular GPs and after 18 months of various pandemic restrictions, telephone...

Supporting employee wellness with an online wellbeing hub

Supporting employee wellness with an online wellbeing hub

How does your organisation define employee wellness? Have you explored wellness initiatives to bolster the mental, physical, and social health of your workforce? Given the established connections between employee wellness and productivity, performance, and retention,...

All 3 health insurance providers raise premiums in 2023

All 3 health insurance providers raise premiums in 2023

Don’t let your policy automatically renew; there are hundreds of plans on the market, with new plans coming available every month. Contact us to match a plan for your budget and your needs.    In 2023, all three health insurance providers (Laya, VHI and Irish Life...

AXA to buy Laya Healthcare in Ireland

AXA to buy Laya Healthcare in Ireland

In a significant development in the Irish insurance sector, AXA Insurance has announced plans to acquire Laya Healthcare, the country's second-largest health insurer for €650 million. Laya Healthcare, with its extensive reach and strong market presence, boasts a...

How to save money on the rising cost of health insurance premiums

How to save money on the rising cost of health insurance premiums

The recent announcements of increased health insurance premiums by all three major insurers in Ireland has intensified the financial pressure many policyholders are facing amidst the prevailing high cost of living. Irish Life Health attributes the premium hikes to a...

How to avoid the Lifetime Community Rating

How to avoid the Lifetime Community Rating

Taking out health insurance before you turn 35 will ensure you avoid this age-specific  government loading call a lifetime community rating.If you are turning 35 soon, and you currently don’t have health insurance, you need to put it at the top of your priority list...

Practical wellness ideas for your workplace

Practical wellness ideas for your workplace

Group health insurance schemes offer practical employee benefits that can be tailored to an organisation’s needs and budget.We all know the importance of practile wellness ideas for your workplace, yet it can be tricky to identify practical initiatives that are a fit...

Your private healthcare questions answered

Your private healthcare questions answered

With the rate of inflation putting pressure on the cost of living, you might be reviewing your costs and wondering how to change them. We take a look private healthcare and can help find the right plan for you. With the rate of inflation putting pressure on the cost...

Cut the cost of health cover with your health insurance broker

Cut the cost of health cover with your health insurance broker

Always review your health insurance plan with your health insurance broker, before you renew to avoid paying for benefits you don’t need.More than a million people are due to renew their health insurance in the first three months of the new year, yet many of them are...

Health Insurance Shop recognised as Innovation of the Year

Health Insurance Shop recognised as Innovation of the Year

The Health Insurance Shop was recognised as a cutting-edge innovation in health insurance comparison when the platform's founder, Hennelly Finance was announced winner of the Innovation of the Year award in the Irish Life Health Broker Awards for 2022. Hennelly...