The Council is chaired by Mr Donal Clancy of Laya Healthcare.
The role of the Health Council is to take ownership of core market health insurance issues and ensure that they are dealt with in line with Insurance Ireland’s Strategic Plan. The Health Council meets once a quarter. Working groups report to the Council on their initiatives.
The Health Council manages specific health insurance issues such as the Minister for Health’s proposal to introduce further charges for private health insurance customers who are treated in public hospitals. In addition, there are challenges in areas which are common to all insurance companies such as Solvency II and regulation. The Health Council also has important input into Insurance Ireland’s policy in these areas.
Mr Jim Dowdall, Irish Life Health
Mr Donal Clancy, Laya Healthcare (Chair)
Mr John O'Dwyer, VHI Healthcare