Vivas may buy subscribers if Bupa quits health market

The chief executive of health insurer Vivas has said that his company would consider buying Bupa's subscriber base if the British firm withdrew from the Irish market.

Susan Mitchell

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

The chief executive of health insurer Vivas has said that his company would consider buying Bupa's subscriber base if the British firm withdrew from the Irish market.

Oliver Tattan said that he would look at acquiring Bupa's 440,000-strong subscriber base after Bupa's announcement that it would “unequivocally'‘ leave the Irish market if risk equalisation was eventually introduced.

“It is certainly something we would look at,” said Tattan.

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