Submission to the Department of Health and Children: Minimum Benefits

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313515
Title:
Submission to the Department of Health and Children: Minimum Benefits
Authors:
The Health Insurance Authority
Citation:
The Health Insurance Authority, "Submission to the Department of Health and Children: Minimum Benefits" 2005
Publisher:
The Health Insurance Authority
Issue Date:
Sep-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313515
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The purpose of this submission is to set out The Health Insurance Authority’s (“the Authority”) views on issues relating to minimum benefits, including changes to the Minimum Benefit Regulations (S.I. No. 83 of 1996) proposed by the Government in the White Paper on Private Health Insurance, 1999 (the White Paper). The current Minimum Benefit Regulations incorporate detailed prescriptive schedules of treatments and minimum amounts of cover that insurers are required to offer for each of these treatments. The minimum amounts specified for treatments in the current regulations are in monetary terms. Amounts for hospital accommodation are determined by reference to monetary amounts or proportions of hospital charges. In the White Paper, the Government set out its proposals to revise the minimum benefits system. In particular, proposals were presented to simplify the system from its current structure and also to allow more flexibility to adapt to market developments. In some instances, it was envisaged that the Authority would have a role in determining minimum benefit levels. Further details of these proposals can be found in Chapter 5 of the White Paper. This paper begins by briefly describing the consultation process engaged in by the Authority and then describes the Authority’s views with regard to the key issues raised during its deliberations on the matter and other issues that arose during the consultation process.
Keywords:
HEALTH INSURANCE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThe Health Insurance Authorityen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T14:24:51Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-28T14:24:51Z-
dc.date.issued2005-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe Health Insurance Authority, "Submission to the Department of Health and Children: Minimum Benefits" 2005en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313515-
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this submission is to set out The Health Insurance Authority’s (“the Authority”) views on issues relating to minimum benefits, including changes to the Minimum Benefit Regulations (S.I. No. 83 of 1996) proposed by the Government in the White Paper on Private Health Insurance, 1999 (the White Paper). The current Minimum Benefit Regulations incorporate detailed prescriptive schedules of treatments and minimum amounts of cover that insurers are required to offer for each of these treatments. The minimum amounts specified for treatments in the current regulations are in monetary terms. Amounts for hospital accommodation are determined by reference to monetary amounts or proportions of hospital charges. In the White Paper, the Government set out its proposals to revise the minimum benefits system. In particular, proposals were presented to simplify the system from its current structure and also to allow more flexibility to adapt to market developments. In some instances, it was envisaged that the Authority would have a role in determining minimum benefit levels. Further details of these proposals can be found in Chapter 5 of the White Paper. This paper begins by briefly describing the consultation process engaged in by the Authority and then describes the Authority’s views with regard to the key issues raised during its deliberations on the matter and other issues that arose during the consultation process.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Health Insurance Authorityen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCEen_GB
dc.titleSubmission to the Department of Health and Children: Minimum Benefitsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
or.authorThe Health Insurance Authority-
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