Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Health requires wealth?

Health insurance

In some disheartening news for VHI customers, the organisation has recently announced that it will increase its rates. According to the Irish Independent’s Charlie Weston, the increases of between 1 and 5% are said to be the result of improvements in medical technology, drugs and treatments.

This could result in a family of four experiencing a rise of about €100 per annum on their health policy.

If you’re thinking about jumping ship, now might be the time to do so. If you want to compare health insurance rates, the Health Insurance Authority has a very handy tool which allows you to, among other things, compare your current insurance policy with others on the market.

You can also compare health insurance policies at, founded by Dermot Goode, an expert on healthcare benefits in Ireland.

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.