Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, is today (Friday) urging everyone with private health insurance to shop around for the best value as there are many different schemes that offer the same packages at better value than others on the market. Deputy Mitchell O’Connor was speaking following a meeting of the Health Committee and the Irish Insurance Federation.
“Following a meeting with the Health Committee and the Irish Insurance Federation this week, it became apparent that there are significant price variations for the same schemes with different insurance providers in this State.
“I am urging everyone with private health insurance to do some research to determine what providers are offering what packages to ensure that you are getting the best value for money for your specific health requirements.
“There are many different options available, especially if you work for a company that has a group scheme. We are living in very difficult times where every penny counts, so, by shopping around, people may be able to make savings which will go some way towards alleviating financial pressures.”