Information Document for members of the Oireachtas on the Health Insurance Bill 1994

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239763
Title:
Information Document for members of the Oireachtas on the Health Insurance Bill 1994
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Jun-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239763
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In October 1990 the E.C. Commission presented its proposals for the completion of the internal market in direct insurance, other than life insurance (the Third Directive on Non Life Insurance). At the Council Working Group meetings to discuss the proposed Directive, Ireland expressed its reservations about the proposals in so far as health insurance was concerned. In submissions to the Commission, Ireland outlined its health services structure and the social importance of voluntary health insurance. The Council accepted Ireland's position and in recognition of the social importance of private health insurance and, in the interests of the general good, allowed member states to provide for community rating, open enrolment, lifetime cover and related matters. The Directive was accordingly amended. Member states are required to implement the Directive by 1 July 1994. The Directive applies to all non-life insurance and will be transposed into Irish law by the Department of Enterprise and Employment. The Health Insurance Bi11 1994 is designed to allow for competition and regulate the Irish private health insurance market on foot of the Third Directive on Non-Life Insurance.
Keywords:
HEALTH INSURANCE; GOVERNMENT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-23T15:22:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-23T15:22:32Z-
dc.date.issued1994-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/239763-
dc.descriptionIn October 1990 the E.C. Commission presented its proposals for the completion of the internal market in direct insurance, other than life insurance (the Third Directive on Non Life Insurance). At the Council Working Group meetings to discuss the proposed Directive, Ireland expressed its reservations about the proposals in so far as health insurance was concerned. In submissions to the Commission, Ireland outlined its health services structure and the social importance of voluntary health insurance. The Council accepted Ireland's position and in recognition of the social importance of private health insurance and, in the interests of the general good, allowed member states to provide for community rating, open enrolment, lifetime cover and related matters. The Directive was accordingly amended. Member states are required to implement the Directive by 1 July 1994. The Directive applies to all non-life insurance and will be transposed into Irish law by the Department of Enterprise and Employment. The Health Insurance Bi11 1994 is designed to allow for competition and regulate the Irish private health insurance market on foot of the Third Directive on Non-Life Insurance.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCEen_GB
dc.subjectGOVERNMENTen_GB
dc.titleInformation Document for members of the Oireachtas on the Health Insurance Bill 1994en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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