Every Irish child has at some stage heard an exasperated parent saying, “You know, money doesn’t grow on trees”. You may have even used it yourself! While it certainly is a valuable lesson for a child, there are many ways we can guide our children to help them understand money and put them on the

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

A marriage breakup is usually a traumatic time. Very significant life decisions are needed about custody of children and access arrangements, and where each party will live. Often relations between the parties become quite fraught… and then financial arrangements need to be agreed. At this stage, the difficult areas of dividing up the assets, maintenance

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

Vhi Healthcare will reduce the premiums of 21 plans on 1 November 2017. Adult premium reductions will range from -1 to -9%. Vhi Healthcare will also end its half price kids offer on the “One Plan” range on this date with the exception of “One Plan Family” (€156.13) which will continue. Young adult rates for

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 2 plans from 1 November 2017. ConnectCare 100 will increase from €1,298.96 to €1,358.63 per adult and from €420.85 to €441.59 per child 1 and 2 and from €351.88 to €365.89 per child 3 and 4. Essential Connect Health’s half price kid’s offer will end. Children’s prices

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

Laya Healthcare will carry out a large number of benefit and rule changes from 1 November 2017 (see attached).All Laya November benefit and rule changes.pdf Laya November rule changes.docx Laya Healthcare will remove the pre and post-operative benefit from 6 plans (CompanyCare Gold, Essential Gold, HealthManager, HealthManager First, HealthManager Gold, HealthManager Silver) Laya Healthcare will remove

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

4D Health 4 (€1,500 per adult, €433.30 per child) provides cover for a private room in private hospitals with a €50 inpatient excess per claim and a €2,000 co-payment on certain orthopaedic procedures. It also provides cover for a private room in the Beacon hospital with a €50 inpatient excess per claim and full cover

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

Irish Life Health will make a number of benefit enhancements and changes across 14 plans from 1 November 2017. The changes include the addition of Infertility Benefit, International Second Opinion Service and Clinical Psychologist benefit. Irish Life Health will also make a number of benefit enhancements and changes across its Range of 8 and Range

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

Laya Healthcare will carry out premium amendments on 3 plans from 1 October 2017. Control 150 Create will increase from €1,346.73 to €1,393.14 per adult and from €312.72 to €322.10 per child. Simply Health Excess will increase from €1,374.68 to €1,457.56 per adult and from €374.10 to €393.79 per child 1 and 2 and from

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

Irish Life Health will increase the benefits on Health Plan 28 on 1 October 2017. The benefit changes are: ·Reduction of the €500 excess on Mater Private and Blackrock Clinic inpatient general procedures to a €75 excess (semi private room) and a €150 excess (private room). ·Addition of Infertility Benefit – 50% cover up to

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31st October, 2017

Posted In: Health

History teaches us many things. Particularly if we’re looking for a bit of guidance in prudent personal financial management, the last decade offers us a wealth of useful lessons.   So, what’s changed over the last decade? During the last decade we’ve seen a (hopefully) once in a lifetime global economic collapse, the entire banking

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10th August, 2017

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

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