Private Health Insurance Legislation

Private Health Insurance Legislation

The following are the principle pieces of legislation governing private health insurance in Ireland and can be found at www.irishstatutebook.ie.

  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2012
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 [No. 16 of 1994]
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2001 [No. 17 of 2001]
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2003 [No. 11 of 2003]
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2007 [No. 3 of 2007]
  • Health Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009

 

Statutory Instruments

  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Information Returns) Regulations, 2009 [Statutory Instruments No. 294 of 2009]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations, 2005 [Statutory Instrument No. 335 of 2005]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Minimum Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2005 [Statutory Instrument No. 333 of 2005]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Open Enrolment) Regulations, 2005 [Statutory Instrument No. 332 of 2005]
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order, 2001 [Statutory Instrument No. 514 of 2001]
  • The Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Section 17) Levy Regulations, 2001 [Statutory Instrument No. 255 of 2001]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Establishment Day) Order, 2001 [Statutory Instrument No. 40 of 2001]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order, 1999 [Statutory Instrument No. 28 of 1999]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Minimum Benefit) Regulations, 1996 [Statutory Instrument No. 83 of 1996]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Lifetime Cover) Regulations, 1996 [Statutory Instrument No. 82 of 1996]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Open Enrolment) Regulations, 1996 [Statutory Instrument No. 81 of 1996] (revoked in 2005)
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Registration) Regulations, 1996 [Statutory Instrument No. 80 of 1996]
  • European Communities (Non-Life Insurance) Framework Regulations, 1994 [Statutory Instrument No. 359 of 1994]
  • Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order, 1994 [Statutory Instrument No. 191 of 1994]

 

European Legislation

  • First Council Directive 73/239/EEC of 24 July 1973 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provision relating to the taking-up and pursuit of the business of direct insurance other than life assurance (OJ L 228, 16.08.1973, p. 003-0019).
  • Second Council Directive 88/357/EEC of 22 June 1988 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provision relating to direct insurance other than life assurance and laying down provisions to facilitate the effective exercise of freedom to provide services and amending Directive 73/239/EEC (OJ L 172, 04.07.1988, p. 001-0014).
  • Council Directive 92/49/EEC of 18 June 1992 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct insurance other than life assurance and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 88/357/EEC (Third Non-Life Insurance Directive) (OJ L 228, 11.8.1992, p. 1).
  • European Commission decision that the Risk Equalisation Scheme, 2003 does not constitute State Aid. (State Aid N 46/2003. Risk Equalisation Scheme in the Irish Health Insurance Market).