With summer months fast approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about your kids’ summer plans – specifically, encouraging them to get active. Sports journalist Cliona Foley is a huge proponent of athletics; think throwing, jumping, sprinting, long-distance, hurdling and relays. Here, she gives 10 reasons why you should encourage your son or daughter to

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22nd July, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

We’d like to share a story with you that originated back in 1963 when published by the German writer, Heinrich Böll. It’s a very short story, but perfectly captures one of the key messages that we stress with our clients. The message is that while the amount of money you have or build up for

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22nd July, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Insights

Traditionally the role of a financial adviser has been to help you grow your financial resources. This has evolved significantly in more recent times into a much broader role, as financial planners have developed the skills and the tools to provide a lot more value than this. Sitting at the heart of what we do

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22nd July, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

Laya have given the following notification for 1st July 2019. 1. There will be price adjustments on a number of schemes from 1st July, details are attached in the pricing template. 2. Laya Healthcare will launch 4 new products from 1st July called ‘Signify’, ‘Signify Plus’, ‘Inspire’ and ‘Inspire Plus’. Full scheme details are included

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Laya will introduce one new plan.Prime will be be launched on 01.06.2019 Links to scheme rules, plan details and table of benefits below: Scheme Rules Plan Details Table of Benefits The above information was sourced with the permission of the Health Insurance Authority from their website www.hia.ie. Our thanks to them for their assistance.


25th June, 2019

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Irish Life Health have amended benefits and prices on all of their plans.   Plan Names and Benefit changes are as follows: 1. Enhanced Maternity (Personalised Packages Range of 8)       Contribution for Baby Swimming Classes – removal of Diana’s Swim Academy 2. Family and Kids Health (Personalised Packages Range of 8)  Contribution for

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Vhi Healthcare have removed two benefits from the PMI 06 10. They are the VHI Swiftcare Minor Injury Benefit and Swiftcare Appointment Services.   Vhi Healthcare have amended the genetic testing benefit on PMI 08 11 from 50% cover to €125 benefit: Vhi Healthcare have amended the genetic testing benefit on PMI 26 12 from

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Laya Health Insurance will have a price decrease and benefit change across 1 plan: Connect Simplicity Price details are as follows: Adult (26+) €1,322.13 Child 1 (1-17) €303.39 Child 2 (1-17) €303.39 Child 3 (1-17) €303.39 Child 4 (1-17) €303.39 Young Adult (18-20) €661.07 Young Adult (21-21) €669.74 Young Adult (22-22) €791.50 Young Adult (23-23)

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

On May 11th, hundreds of thousands of people across the world took part in the tenth anniversary of Darkness Into Light. A powerful coming together of those affected by suicide, this Pieta House fundraiser began in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. In the early hours of the morning, 400 people walked together into sunrise, a symbol of

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

As part of our financial planning conversations with you, we always bring the attention around to subjects that are not easy to think about – a serious illness or death visiting a family member or indeed yourself. We all naturally don’t want to spend too long thinking about this, but unfortunately for us to do

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

Well there is no exhaustive list for this one – there really are so many potential factors that can influence your investment returns. When you ask a professional investor, they will often jump to factors such as the economy, sentiment and interest rates. All very relevant factors. Some factors of course have bigger impacts than

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25th June, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

Irish Life Health will have a price decrease across 15 plans: Day2Day Focus Day2Day Focus.1 Health Starter Level 1 Everyday Level 1 Health Cover Level 1 Hospital Me Plan Level 1 with Day to Day 50 Me Plan Level 1 with Day to Day Me Me plan level 1 Net One ILH Net One ILH

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Vhi Healthcare will have a price increase on plan PMI 04 10. The PMI 04 10 will increase from €1339.37 per adult and €362.19 per child to €1385.55 per adult and €373.06 per child.  Young Adult Premiums will also increase on this date. Benefit Change 01 April 2019 The benefits will also change on the

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Laya Healthcare will have a price adjustment on 17 plans from the 1st April 2019. Details of which can be found here Benefit Changes 01 April 2019 An osteopath benefit will be added to the plan CompanyCare Advanced from the 1st of April 2019. Free Kids Offer The free kids offer will end on 2 plans:

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

Credit to Irish Life Health In this busy digital era, we’re constantly bombarded with all kinds of online content. Email, social media and news sites all vye for our attention, which can result in an overload of screen time. And though it’s great to be so connected, for Deirdre Cronnelly from Afresh, it’s all about

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Health, Insights

In this final instalment of our age-related articles, it is now the turn of the more senior members of our communities – all of you in your 70’s and older. This group have some very specific financial challenges, so here are some thoughts on wisely managing your financial affairs. Stay healthy A decline in health

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

The first quarter of each year is a time when we all tend to take stock of how we manage our finances. We look at our financial habits, ways of saving money and managing our spending better. This is also a great time of year to take a hard look at our retirement planning, to

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1st April, 2019

Posted In: Advice, Financial, Insights

Irish Life Health will apply a price reduction across 11 plans Business Plan Hospital + Health Plan 01 Health Plan 13 Health Plan 16.1 Be Fit 2 Be Fit 2.1 Select Select with Day 2 Day pack Select with Emergency Access pack Select with Day 2 Day and Emergency packs Select Starter from 2 March

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6th February, 2019

Posted In: Health, Insights

PMI 25 11 prices will increase on 02 March 2019 from €1,621.78 to €1,658.22 per adult and from €504.07 to €546.35 per child 1-3. Young adult rates will also increase on this date. Benefit Changes 01 March 2019 PMI 46 10 – Inclusion of Employee Assistance Programme service PMI 01 10 – Additional Screening cover

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6th February, 2019

Posted In: Health, Insights

Vhi Healthcare will change the premiums of two plans on 1 February.   PMI 08 11 will increase from €1,211.18 to €1,225.29 per adult and from €298.66 to €301.65 per child 1-3. Young adult rates will also increase on this date. PMI 26 12 will increase from €1,337.12 to €1,367.86 per adult and from €367.31

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6th February, 2019

Posted In: Health, Insights

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