Employers FAQs | Irish Life Health
We undertook research in 2013 which indicated that Irish employees view health insurance as one of the most valuable benefits offered by an employer. Seventy nine per cent of Irish employees say they’d be more loyal to an employer who looked after their health. In an increasingly pressurised work environment, a healthy workforce has a positive impact on productivity and morale and reduces absenteeism and staff turnover.
Yes, at Irish Life Health we believe in offering excellent service. As well as your account manager from the sales team we have a dedicated Group Support Team that will assist you throughout the year with any administration queries you may have. The Group Support Team can be contacted by calling 1890 721 721 Mon-Fri 9am - 7pm.
Yes, that's no problem. Who pays for employees dependants is at the discretion of your company. If you/your company choose to pay for your employees dependants, your employees simply give their dependants' details to you or your scheme administrator to add to your scheme online.
If you/your company is paying for the employee only, your employees simply call Irish Life Health directly and we can make the additions to their plan. In this case we apply 'split billing' to your membership, so the company would pay its contribution and the employee would pay the balance directly to Irish Life Health.
If a company pays for their employees' health insurance, are the employees liable for Benefit In Kind?
Benefit in kind applies when an employer is paying for their employees’ health insurance (or a percentage of it). The employee is liable for tax on the portion that the employer pays. However the BIK liability is usually a fraction of the cost of a health insurance plan. For more information please see www.revenue.ie.