Aviva confirms rise in premiums

Aviva Health is increasing its prices by an average of 12.7%.

The hikes come into effect from March 23.

It is blaming new public bed charges in hospitals, the increase in the risk equalisation levy and a rise in claims costs.

The company is calling on the Government to introduce lifetime community rating to stop younger people leaving the health insurance market because of rising premiums.

  • Click to stay connected with more stories like this
  • Sign up here to receive news by email. Once per day, no spam.

Most Read in Ireland