Tuesday 17 January 2017

Optimism dashed as premium price hikes back to haunt us

Published 29/05/2015 | 02:30

We saw a surge of 74,000 buying plans in April alone
We saw a surge of 74,000 buying plans in April alone

For a while, the news on health insurance for consumers was good. The numbers taking out cover has been growing for the first time in three years.

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We saw a surge of 74,000 buying plans in April alone.

This was put down to new rules that came in at the start of this month, known as life-time community rating. If you are over 35 and you take out health insurance for the first time from this month on, you will be penalised.

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