Wednesday 20 November 2019

Insurance by numbers

The high number of people in the oldest age groups who have health insurance is revealed in figures from the Health Insurance Authority for the end of 2013.

Private health insurers say older people are more expensive because they are more likely to be sick and therefore make more claims.

Those who have given up health insurance in recent years have been heavily concentrated in younger age groups who are less likely to make claims.

The breakdown of age groups who have health insurance include:

* 17 and under: 461,604.

* 18 to 29: 211,386.

* 30 to 39: 295,422.

* 40 to 49: 295,963.

* 50 to 59: 263,036.

* 60 to 69: 215,174.

* 70 to 79: 119,387.

* 80 and over: 48,849.

Total: 1,910,821.

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