Society of Actuaries publishes response to Dept of Health Consultation on Universal Health Insurance

We, the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, have today published our response to the Department of Health’s Public Consultation on the White Paper on Universal Health Insurance (UHI). 

We are supportive of many aspects of the White Paper, and particularly the continued commitment to developing an efficient healthcare system that will deliver quality services to patients.

In our submission to the Department of Health, we emphasise some key items that require further consideration, including the additional capital which would be required by insurers and the benefits to be included in the basket of services.   

We also highlight the importance of putting in place adequate transitional arrangements and ensuring the continued viability of an insurance industry that is intended to be a critical part of the system once Universal Health Insurance is in place.

Read our press release here.

Read our submission here.