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I saved hundreds on health insurance
I saved ā¬262 a year on health insurance after someone told me I should ask for the ācorporate rateā from my insurance company. I couldnāt believe it.
Iām with Quinn Healthcare and had noticed my monthly payments had gone up quite a lot and was paying around ā¬70 a month on the Essential Plus plan. When they wrote to renew this year my insurance had gone up to nearly ā¬1000 for the year.
I inquired about the ācorporate rateā and even though I am self-employed, I discovered it was ā¬663.32 for the year compared to ā¬925 to renew my Essential Plus.
The only difference I could see was maternity benefit was lower on the Company Health Plus and an annual sports health-check wasn’t covered, neither of which I was bothered about.
RTE writes: Health insurance companies are obliged to offer all their products to everyone regardless of who they are initially targeted at. So corporate schemes are available to everyone ā whether you work for a company or not.
The Health Insurance Authority has a very good price comparison site. Itās a bit complicated to start with, but it is worth persevering with it as it could save you a small fortune.