Addressing market segmentation and incentives for risk selection: How well does risk equalisation in the Irish private health insurance market work?

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May 12, 2017 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Conor Keegan , Conor Teljeur , Brian Turner , Steve Thomas

This research suggests that the current risk-equalisation design may not be effectively addressing incentives for risk selection in the Irish private health insurance market and could be improved through the introduction of diagnosis-based payments to insurers.

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