VHI to hike up prices with increases of over €100 for some families
STATE-owned health insurer VHI is to push up the cost of its premiums.
It had a price freeze in operation since the start of the year.
The VHI rises are between 1pc and 5pc, and will some families having to pay more than €100 extra if they renew or take out a plan from November.
It said it was the first rise in 20 months, and is necessary to cover the higher cost of claims.
Families with two adults and two children on the popular One Plan Family will see the cost jump by €105 a year to €2,708.
The adult rate for the One Plan is going up by €32 a year.