First time buying Health Insurance?

We've introduced our First Time Buyer Team, the first of its kind in Ireland, an expert team who understand the key differences when it comes to buying a plan for the first time.

They’ll ensure you get all the time you need to understand what it is you’re buying and explain why different elements are important for your age or lifestyle.

Call the First Time Buyer Team

People take out health insurance for lots of different reasons. In recent years many people under 35 are taking it out to avoid extra charges. For others it’s when their parents remove them from their plan. Or if they previously had it paid for by their employer but have switched jobs. Whatever the reason, it can be a fairly daunting decision to make for the first time.

A lot of us won’t have been through a hospital stay before so we might not know the difference between the public and private hospitals. Very few of us will know what an excess is, let alone how it works or what level is right for us. We really just want to make sure we’ve got the cover that’s right for us and where we’re at in life.

If you’ve any questions after you receive your quote, feel free to call the First Time Buyer team to talk through any elements that you’re unsure of or want more information on.

Call 1890 714 444

Not sure you want to talk to someone yet? No worries, you can get an online quote straight away and familiarize yourself with the different elements that make up a plan.

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