Report to the Minister for Health and Children on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313519
Title:
Report to the Minister for Health and Children on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market
Authors:
The Health Insurance Authority
Citation:
The Health Insurance Authority, "Report to the Minister for Health and Children on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market" 2010
Publisher:
The Health Insurance Authority
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313519
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Provision for risk equalisation was first made in the Health Insurance Act, 1994, section 12 of which empowered the Minister to prescribe a scheme for risk equalisation. A Risk Equalsiation Scheme was introduced in 2003. In December 2005, the Minister decided, on the Authority’s recommendation, which referred to risks now materialising, to commence risk equalisation payments under the Scheme as from 1 January 2006, but in the event the relevant legislation was overturned by the Courts in 2008. Since 1994, there have been a number of studies and reports in relation to risk equalisation in Ireland. As such, the issue of risk equalisation has been the subject of extensive analysis and debate over many years. The arguments of interested parties have been considered throughout and the conclusion has consistently been reached that risk equalisation is necessary in order to maintain community rating. Following the quashing of the 2003 Risk Equalisation Scheme, the Government announced its intention to introduce a new risk equalisation system that is “robust, transparent and effective”. The Government introduced interim measures to support community rating in the Health Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 while other long-term measures are being developed. 3 Following the Government Decision on health insurance in May 2010, the Minister wrote to the Authority on 8 June and asked it to carry out a consultation process regarding a new comprehensive risk equalisation system to take effect in 2013 and transitional arrangements to apply in 2012 and to report to the Minister.
Keywords:
HEALTH INSURANCE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThe Health Insurance Authorityen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T14:52:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-28T14:52:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.citationThe Health Insurance Authority, "Report to the Minister for Health and Children on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market" 2010en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313519-
dc.descriptionProvision for risk equalisation was first made in the Health Insurance Act, 1994, section 12 of which empowered the Minister to prescribe a scheme for risk equalisation. A Risk Equalsiation Scheme was introduced in 2003. In December 2005, the Minister decided, on the Authority’s recommendation, which referred to risks now materialising, to commence risk equalisation payments under the Scheme as from 1 January 2006, but in the event the relevant legislation was overturned by the Courts in 2008. Since 1994, there have been a number of studies and reports in relation to risk equalisation in Ireland. As such, the issue of risk equalisation has been the subject of extensive analysis and debate over many years. The arguments of interested parties have been considered throughout and the conclusion has consistently been reached that risk equalisation is necessary in order to maintain community rating. Following the quashing of the 2003 Risk Equalisation Scheme, the Government announced its intention to introduce a new risk equalisation system that is “robust, transparent and effective”. The Government introduced interim measures to support community rating in the Health Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 while other long-term measures are being developed. 3 Following the Government Decision on health insurance in May 2010, the Minister wrote to the Authority on 8 June and asked it to carry out a consultation process regarding a new comprehensive risk equalisation system to take effect in 2013 and transitional arrangements to apply in 2012 and to report to the Minister.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Health Insurance Authorityen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INSURANCEen_GB
dc.titleReport to the Minister for Health and Children on risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance marketen_GB
dc.typeReporten
or.authorThe Health Insurance Authority-
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