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The cost of private health insurance continues to spiral with increases being announced almost monthly at this stage. However, it is still essential to maintain a quality standard of cover especially given the challenges with our public health system and the waiting times for certain treatments. It is also in our interest to be aware of any new benefits coming on-stream especially those that provide 50% – 100% cover for out-patient expenses with no excess to pay first.

To assist our members to find the best value cover for their needs and to ensure that we are kept informed of all market developments, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Dermot Goode of Total Health Cover. As part of this initiative, members will be able to avail of a 20% discount if they wish to avail of his health insurance review service which is available through www.totalhealthcover.ie.

As you know, Dermot is the leading expert on all things relating to health cover in Ireland and is a regular contributor on radio, TV and the print media in terms of advising consumers and employers on how to source the best plans and maximise their savings. He is the only intermediary specialising in healthcare benefits only and all services are provided on a fee basis to ensure impartial advice at all times to customers. His research shows that as many as 4 out of 5 of all health insurance members may be over-paying for their cover and older members stand to make the largest savings as they tend to be insured on the most dated plans. He also advises on VSP eye-care plans, HSF cash plans, DeCare dental plans and international cover for those travelling abroad for extended periods. As part of this arrangement, Dermot will also be working with the NAGP to provide member updates on market developments that may be of interest.

For NAGP members, we are continuously looking at ways of adding value for our membership and are delighted to announce this partnership with Dermot Goode.