This is the website of the Health Insurance Authority, which regulates private health insurers. It has a handy tool which allows you to compare private health insurance plans — including the prices and cover provided for hospital treatment and outpatient expenses (such as GP and dentist visits). The site’s ‘Consumer Information’ section has useful information on how private health insurance works. This is the website of the private health insurer, Laya Healthcare. The insurer is offering a 50pc discount on the cost of children’s insurance under its Essential Connect Health scheme. This offer, which reduces the cost of child cover under Essential Connect Health from €378 to €189, will be available until the end of this month. This is the website of the private health insurer, VHI Healthcare. VHI is offering half-price children’s insurance on all of its ‘One Plans’ until the end of this month. Eligible plans for the halfprice offer include One Plan, One Plan 250, One Plan Family and One Plan Access. A full list of eligible plans can be found in the ‘Special Offers’ section of the website. A 10pc online discount is also available for Smart Plans (Smart Plan 500, Smart Plan 250, Smart Plan 150, and Smart Plan Family) bought online during October. This is the website of the private health insurer, Irish Life Health. Here you can find details of the various health insurance plans and personalised packages offered by the insurer. The ‘Health Blog’ section of this website has some interesting articles about health and wellness. This is the website of the private health insurance expert, Dermot Goode. You can find the latest special offers available in private health insurance as well as information on Irish healthcare, dental insurance and health cash plans. This is the website of the Health Services Executive (HSE). Its ‘Health A-Z’ section is a handy tool which allows you to learn about hundreds of medical conditions and treatments.