Budget 2012: Health measures to have lasting impact on the insurance sector

The proposal by the Government to charge private health insurers for all public hospital beds occupied by those with private health insurance will have a substantial impact on health insurance premi

10th December, 2011

The proposal by the Government to charge private health insurers for all public hospital beds occupied by those with private health insurance will have a substantial impact on health insurance premiums and cover, depending on the specific conditions applied.

Currently, about one in five public hospital beds are deemed private or semi-private, and therefore chargeable. The Government is now proposing to charge private health insurers a full fee (typically in the region of €900) for...

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