How to knock up to €4,000 off your private health cover bill
You could save thousands on your private health insurance by moving off expensive dated plans — without changing insurer, writes Louise Mcbride
FAMILIES could knock as much as €4,000 a year off their private health insurance bill by switching to cheaper — yet similar — cover and insuring their children on less expensive plans to the adults, an analysis by the health insurance experts, Totalhealthcover. ie and the Sunday Independent has found.
So with this month marking the beginning of a peak renewal period for private health insurance — and price hikes of as much as 15pc on the cards for some consumers, it’s worth knowing which plan could save you thousands by switching — without sacrificing important cover and benefits.
The Sunday Independent lined up private health insurance expert Dermot Goode of Totalhealthcover.ie to suggest a number of private plans which could be worth moving out of — and to recommend similar, yet cheaper, alternatives.
Here are some switches which could save you thousands — without the need to change insurer.