Beat the Health Insurance Price Hike!

7% Price Hike for Laya & Vhi Health Insurance

Did you know that both Laya & Vhi Healthcare have applied an average rate increase of 7% as of 1st March and 1st April respectively?* This follows on from Irish Life Health increasing prices by just under 5% on average, in January of this year.

What’s more, the following Vhi plans have ceased to exist as of 1st May - Health Plus Extra, Health Plus Access, Health Plus Excess & Health Access – so all those affected need to find a suitable alternative.†

Why the hike?

Some of the reasons behind these premium increases include:

  • unprecedented healthcare costs
  • medical inflation
  • a higher volume of claims.

In addition to this, private and hi-tech hospitals are returning to full service and many much-needed procedures that had been deferred during the pandemic, are now taking place.

While it's understandable that providers need to adjust premiums to manage their costs, it's also crucial for policyholders to assess their options carefully.

Are you overpaying?

With a significant portion of Irish people overpaying on health insurance by 30% or more, we cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing your cover annually.**

We recommend that you explore alternative options, to ensure you’re getting the best value for your cover. We know finding the time for this can be difficult and that's where we can help!

Now’s the time to review your cover with Cornmarket!

Cornmarket’s Health Insurance Comparison Service does the work for you, to save you time and money.

 We review over 320 plans*** to find the right one for your needs, and compare all three insurers: Irish Life Health, Laya, and VHI.

 With us, you can make informed decisions about your cover and save money!

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Talk to our lovely people today!

We make Health Insurance crystal clear.

*Source:, March 2024 **Source: Cornmarket Analysis, March 2024 ***Source:, November 2023.

†Source:, April 2024.

Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Irish Life Health DAC is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Laya Healthcare Limited, trading as Laya Healthcare and Laya Life, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Vhi Healthcare DAC trading as Vhi Healthcare is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.