Welcome to Laya Healthcare - our story, our people

Did you know that Laya Healthcare has been looking after the health insurance needs of Irish people for over 17 years? And that, with Laya Healthcare, you can get innovative and affordable health insurance from people dedicated to doing their best for you?

First established in 1997 as BUPA Ireland, Laya Healthcare is composed of 460 team members who use their rich heritage and experience of the Irish market to help you access quality products with great benefits and friendly service.

Looking after you always

We’re here to look after you always - whatever your need or stage in life. We do this by placing at your fingertips fair, transparent health insurance cover designed to suit your needs and budget. We have also extended our suite of services to include travel insurance and more recently, life insurance. 

Innovation is at the heart of what we do. You can access a wide range of hospitals, doctors, and consultants; quality cancer and cardiac cover; excellent maternity and child healthcare and direct payment centres. You can draw on the expert medical opinions of worldwide specialists, find cover for infertility treatment, or call our free, confidential 24 hour GP Line and Nurseline whenever you need their support.

And because we know that, more and more, you want to be proactive, we cover health checks, screening, dental, optical and complementary therapies.

Our broad range of corporate healthcare schemes and Health@Work services are designed to help employers achieve their goal – whether it’s reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity, or maximising employee engagement. And our Employee Assistance Programme is always there when your people need support.

‌Our business

Originally established over 17 years ago as BUPA Ireland Ltd, Laya Healthcare was launched in May 2012 following a management led buy-out of QUINN-healthcare. Laya Healthcare is underwritten by Elips Insurance Ltd (trading as laya healthcare), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swiss Re, providing strength, global experience and potential to the company.

Our senior management team is composed of longstanding experts in the healthcare industry. The combined experience of our management team and Swiss Re means Laya Healthcare is well positioned to drive even further competition in the Irish market and bring increased innovation and value to its customers.

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, the Swiss Re Group is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "A1" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.