9th January 2018
Tailored arrangements for INTO members
This year the INTO is again offering members a free Health Insurance Comparison Service. This service, provided by Cornmarket, will help members to find the best health insurance cover at the most competitive price.
With over 325 plans available across the market, there are significant potential savings to be made and with new plans introduced into the market each year, it pays to shop around.
For 2018, the insurers are reducing the costs of some of their health insurance plans and including some additional benefits to make plans more appealing to customers. On the other hand, the insurers are also increasing prices across specific plans with effect from 1 January 2018.
Therefore, if you have been on the same plan for a number of years, you should review your cover to ensure you are getting a quote for the policy that provides you with benefits that match your needs at the right price.
If you are considering switching your provider or plan, the process is very easy. You do not have to re-serve waiting periods and there will be no break in your health insurance cover.
The comparison process does not take long. Your advisor or insurer will explain any changes in cover, answer any questions you may have and provide supporting documentation.
What preferential rates are available for INTO members?
Currently, a number of special arrangements and discounts have been negotiated for INTO members with the insurers providing health insurance in Ireland. These are as follows:
- Irish Life Health will be offering an exclusive 10% discount on the following best-selling plans: Health Plan 16.1, Befit 1, Befit 3 and Best Smart. These discounts are only available through Cornmarket. All of these plans include outpatient cover, which allows members to claim back expenses on GP, Dentist, Physio, Consultant & alternative practitioner visits.
- Laya Healthcare is offering 10% discounts on the Precision, Control and Empower schemes. These discounts are not available online so members have to phone Laya and quote the Group ID 27272.
- VHI Healthcare will continue to offer a 10% discount on the Teacher & Teacher Plan Select.
- Decare Dental is Ireland’s only specialist dental insurer who is making their corporate dental plans available to all INTO members.
The above discounts are subject to change.
The advisors in Cornmarket’s Health Insurance Comparison Service will explain the different plans and discounts available to INTO members. In one phone call, our health insurance experts will shop around for you and find the most suitable plan for you based on your needs and budget. If you decide to set up your health insurance plan through Cornmarket, a broker fee will apply in certain circumstances. Last year, 96% of INTO members surveyed stated they were satisfied or very satisfied with this service (Source, Cornmarket 2017).
Remember, it pays to shop around.
Further details on the above offers can be found by contacting Cornmarket on (01) 408 6214 or by contacting the insurers directly. You can also visit www.intohealthinsurance.ie for more information.
Information correct as of 3 January 2018. Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. A member of the Irish Life Group Ltd. which is part of the Great-West Lifeco Group of companies. Telephone calls may be recorded for quality control and training purposes. Irish Life Health dac is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Laya Healthcare Limited, trading as Laya Healthcare, is regulated by the Central
Bank of Ireland. Vhi Healthcare Limited trading as Vhi Healthcare is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland DAC trading as DeCare Dental is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.