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Number 24 of 2009


HEALTH INSURANCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2009


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL

Section

1. Short title, collective citation and construction.

2. Definitions.

PART 2

AMENDMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1994

3. Principal objective of Minister and Authority in performing respective functions under Act.

4. Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1994.

5. Amendment of section 3 of Act of 1994.

6. Substitution of section 7 of Act of 1994.

7. Amendment of section 7A of Act of 1994.

8. Amendment of Act of 1994.

9. Further amendment of Act of 1994.

10. Amendment of section 12A of Act of 1994.

11. Regulations may specify information to be provided to policy holders and potential policy holders of type of health insurance contract, etc.

12. Amendment of section 14 of Act of 1994.

13. Amendment of section 17 of Act of 1994.

14. Enforcement notices.

15. Amendment of section 20 of Act of 1994.

16. Amendment of section 21 of Act of 1994.

17. Amendment of Schedule to Act of 1994.

18. Insertion of Schedule 2 into Act of 1994.

PART 3

AMENDMENT OF TAXES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1997

19. Amendment of section 112A of Act of 1997.

20. Amendment of section 458 of Act of 1997.

21. Amendment of section 470 of Act of 1997.

22. Age-related relief for health insurance premiums.

23. Amendment of section 904E of Act of 1997.

24. Amendment of section 1024 of Act of 1997.

25. Amendment of Schedule 29 to Act of 1997.

PART 4

AMENDMENT OF STAMP DUTIES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1999

26. Levy on authorised insurers.

PART 5

AMENDMENT OF INSURANCE ACT 1936

27. Amendment of section 3 of Insurance Act 1936.


Acts Referred to

Health Insurance Act 1994

1994, No. 16

Health Insurance Acts 1994 to 2007

Income Tax Acts

Insurance Act 1936

1936, No. 45

Insurance Acts 1909 to 2000

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

2005, No. 26

Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999

1999, No. 31

Succession Duty Act 1853

16 & 17 Vict., c. 51

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

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Number 24 of 2009


HEALTH INSURANCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2009


AN ACT TO AMEND THE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1994, THE TAXES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1997, THE STAMP DUTIES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1999 AND THE INSURANCE ACT 1936, IN PARTICULAR TO ENSURE THAT, IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIETAL AND INTERGENERATIONAL SOLIDARITY, THE BURDEN OF THE COSTS OF HEALTH SERVICES BE SHARED BY INSURED PERSONS BY PROVIDING FOR A COST SUBSIDY BETWEEN THE YOUNG AND THE OLD; TO PROVIDE, HAVING REGARD TO THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE OF THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND CHILDREN AND THE HEALTH INSURANCE AUTHORITY IN PERFORMING THEIR RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1994, FOR TAX CREDITS TO ENABLE THE OLD TO HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVER AND TO PROVIDE FOR A MEANS WHEREBY ANY OVERCOMPENSATION ARISING FROM SUCH TAX CREDITS MAY BE REPAID; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[19th July, 2009]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: