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Thursday 13 December 2018

Irish Life cuts plan costs and brings in mental health help

  

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David Chance

Irish Life said it is to cut prices for most health plans in January compared with a year ago, although its customers will see price rises versus December.

Irish Life Health, which has a 21pc market share and 450,000 customers, said its BeneFit range of plans would see adult prices drop 8pc and child rates by 18pc against January 2018.

The adjustments for January 2019 will result in an average increase of 2.1pc compared with December 2018 prices, the company said yesterday.

Irish Life said that from January 1 next year, members over the age of 16 would have access to new mental health support services.

"The introduction of new and enhanced mental health support services underlines our focus on helping our customers manage both their physical and mental health and well-being," said Jim Dowdall, managing director of Irish Life Health.

Irish Independent

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