Making It Work: Vigo takes different approach with health insurance for young adults

Co-founder Ruth Bailey says start-up is ‘creating a category’ for younger generation seeking a new kind of healthcare

11th June, 2021
Making It Work: Vigo takes different approach with health insurance for young adults
Ruth Bailey, Vigo Health co-founder and chief executive, and Stephen Loughman, co-founder and chief financial officer

Almost half the people in Ireland have private health insurance, but that figure falls to just over a quarter among the under-35s. It is for this reason that Vigo Health, a new start-up offering an alternative to traditional health insurance, was established.

Founders Ruth Bailey and Stephen Loughman, who have decades of experience in the industry between them, registered Vigo as a company in 2019 after noticing a drop-off in demand for traditional health...

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