Risk equalisation explained

What is risk equalisation? Under risk equalisation, health insurance companies with younger customers would have to pay money to rivals with older customers because the latter are higher risk.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
31st December, 2005

What is risk equalisation?

Under risk equalisation, health insurance companies with younger customers would have to pay money to rivals with older customers because the latter are higher risk.

Proponents of risk equalisation include the VHI, the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) and the government.

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