Health Insurance Act, 1994

Prohibition of inducements by registered undertakings.

11.—A registered undertaking or a person acting on behalf of such an undertaking shall not—

(a) make or offer to make a payment to a person,

(b) forego or offer to forego a payment or part of a payment from a person,

(c) give or offer to give any goods to a person,

(d) provide or offer to provide any service for a person, or

(e) give or provide or offer to give or provide any other thing of value to or for a person,

as an inducement to the person—

(i) to terminate or not to effect or renew a health insurance contract with that undertaking, or

(ii) (I) to forego a payment to or on behalf of the person in respect of a hospital in-patient service or an ancillary health service under a health insurance contract effected between the undertaking and the person, and

(II) to avail of his or her entitlements under Chapter II of Part IV of the Health Act, 1970 , as respects the service.