Deal takes HSF’s total number of Irish contributors to over 130,000

Irish cash plan provider, HSF Health Plan has acquired the Irish business of HSA Healthplan.

HSF Health Plan currently provides over 100,000 Irish contributors, with cash towards everyday medical costs, including routine GP, dental and optical visits, hospital visits, complementary medicine and personal injury. Over 500 organisations in Ireland from the voluntary, public and private sectors, offer HSF Health Plan to their staff.

HSF Health Plan is the trading name of the Hospital Saturday Fund, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1873 and which opened an office in Ireland in 1949. HSA is part of the Simplyhealth Group and had operated a health plan business in Ireland since 1993.

The acquisition will bring HSF’s total number of contributors in Ireland to over 130,000.

Keith Bradley, CEO of HSF Health Plan, said the move strengthens the organisation’s not-for-profit ethos and with the larger customer base and ensures its ability to continue to offer its contributors low cost schemes.

He said: “We will work closely with HSA over the coming months to ensure that all customers’ needs are serviced with the minimum disruption.

"All HSA customers will continue to be covered by their existing policy, which will be transferred over to HSF systems and customer services."

HSF Health Plan claims totalled €19.7m (£14,156,642) in Ireland and the UK during 2006/2007 and over 80% of the 170,000 claims were paid out for non-hospital medical costs.