Irish Independent: Claims on health insurance plans fall by almost a third

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Health insurance broker Dermot Goode said the pandemic has prompted thousands of people to take out private health insurance over fears they will not get treated in public hospitals due to surging waiting lists.

“People have a fear of the public health system. They see the waiting lists and fear that their procedure will be cancelled,” said Mr Goode, of Totalhealthcover.ie.

The rise in people taking out cover was also being driven by people returning from aboard and taking up cover.

https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/health-insurance/claims-on-health-insurance-plans-fall-by-almost-a-third-40434230.html