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Know your cover to get the most from your health insurance.

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With more than 59,000 people expected to still be on Irish public hospital waiting lists at the end of 2019, private health insurance provides peace-of-mind that in the event of an illness or injury, swift medical care is available.

Few customers however are fully aware of the number extra benefits their health cover offers.

From unlimited access via video and phone to a qualified GP, to expert assessment and treatment for back and neck pain, there are plenty of services and offers that can help you get the most from your health cover.

For example, Irish Life Health offers a range of benefits on all plans for new and renewing members such as:

  • Back-Up
  • Expert assessment and treatment for back and neck pain with up to eight physiotherapy sessions for a one-off payment of just €50.

  • Smiles Dental Access
  • A complete range of dental and orthodontic benefits at any of Smiles’ 14 clinics nationwide.

  • Nurse-On-Call
  • 24/7 telephone access to a qualified nurse for general medical advice for common medical issues, pregnancy support, patient drug information, pre- and post-operative treatment advice and more.

  • Asthma Care Programme
  • €50 discount on the programme of two 3-hour clinics to learn the Buteyko Method breathing technique alongside tips for stopping an asthma attack, and regimes for proper diet, sleep and physical exercise.

  • International Second Opinion
  • Access to a global network of medical experts for a second opinion in the event of diagnosis with a serious medical condition.

  • U Mamma
  • 15% discount on pre and post-natal treatments including acupuncture, facials, fertility, full body treatments, holistic therapies, prenatal massage, postnatal massage and reflexology.

  • Health Screening
  • 31% discount on Medi health screens and 29% on Executive health screens through the Charter Medical Group.

  • Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking
  • €70 off the cost of an Easyway to Stop Smoking session, renown as having a 90% success rate for smoking cessation.

  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • 15% discount on laser eye surgery and a free consultation with Optilase, Ireland’s leading Laser Eye Surgery Clinic.

  • 4D Maternity Scans
  • €15 off the mini 3D/4D scan and €20 of full 3D/4D scans from Ultrasound Dimensions.

All Irish Life Health members now also have access to the Affidea and MyMedical walk-in express medical clinics in Dublin and Cork where minor injuries and illnesses receive prompt treatment in under 90 minutes.

To learn more about the benefits your plan offers, check your table of cover or call a member the team at Sheridan Insurances today on (049) 438 0020. You might be pleasantly surprised to find you have access to a benefit you didn’t know you had, and that you can take advantage of right now.