Effective from 21 December 2011, the Regulations set out the amended format and contents of the information returns specified in Section 7D of the Health Insurance Acts, 1970-1989 (the “Acts”). The amendments will provide for more detailed returns broken down by type of health insurance cover and by year of age of the policyholder. The data being returned since 2009 have been based on the maximum limits of net provider payments as set out in Schedule 1 of the Health Insurance Act, 1994 (Information Returns) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 294/2009 — Health Insurance Act 1994 (Information Returns) Regulations 2009). In future, the information returns will also include data on all costs incurred during an in-patient stay.
The purpose of the information returns is to enable the Health Insurance Authority to report to the Minister as set out in Section 7E of the Acts and in particular to recommend any changes in the levies and tax credits having considered the need to support the principal objective as specified in the Acts.
For further details, please see - http://www.attorneygeneral.ie/esi/2011/B28789.pdf