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The first Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon will take place from October 1 to 10. The event is replacing the annual Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, which traditionally attracts 30,000 women from across the country to the streets of Dublin and has gone virtual this year.
Galway Rape Crisis Centre is one of the registered charities for this year's VHI Mini Marathon.
Entries for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are filling up fast and close on April 28 so now is the time to sign up!
Skin cancer was the most common male cancer among Vhi Healthcare members in Galway last year.
Claremorris-based DeCare Dental Insurance is continuing to expand its business with the launch of its dental insurance service in Northern Ireland. But while DeCare may be a new name in Northern Ireland, it is not a new name in the dental insurance industry. DeCare already provides dental insurance services to over 45,000 members throughout Ireland and has been established here for over 10 years. DeCare employs over 90 people in Claremorris and a further 150 in Dublin and Cork in its dental insurance and software development companies. Worldwide, the DeCare Dental family of brands collectively support over 10 million members and employee groups and are a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest health benefits provider in the U.S.
Vhi Healthcare paid out €26.8 million in claims for the healthcare needs of its customers in Mayo. The biggest spend involved claims for the treatment of cancer amounting to almost €4.6m, including just over €1m spent on claims for breast, bladder, and prostate malignancy. Orthopaedic procedures including replacement knee and hip joints, fractures, and back problems accounted for a further €4.2m of total spend, followed closely by heart and circulatory conditions which cost €3.2m to treat. Claims benefit of €1.45m was allocated to cover 750 claims for arthritis and rheumatism.
Labour General Election candidate Dr Jerry Cowley is calling on the Equality Authority to address what he has dubbed “the blatant discrimination” against older people by VHI who have raised their premium levels for older people.
The recent VHI hike of 45 per cent in charges must be reversed, the Fine Gael spokesperson on Social Protection, Deputy Michael Ring, has demanded.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has strongly criticised the announcement by the VHI to increase premiums this year by up to 45 per cent.
Probably the worst aspect of the outrageous VHI premium hikes up to 45 per cent as announced this month is the fact that, with so many millions pumped into the public health service over the years, people in this country need to have private health insurance at all. Not so long ago — a mere six months ago actually — the outgoing chief executive of the HSE - Professor Brendan Drumm, suggested that improvements in the HSE were so progressive it would make complete sense for everyone to use the public health service. He consequently foresaw a day where people simply would not have a need to take out private health insurance at all.