ESRI Research Bulletin

The introduction of lifetime community rating in the Irish private health insurance market: Effects on coverage and plan choice

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May 29, 2020
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This study examines whether the introduction of lifetime community rating (LCR) in May 2015 encouraged individuals to take out health insurance to avoid paying late-entry premium loadings and the effect on plan choice.