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Medical Insurance

DCAS provides a group private medical insurance scheme through Academy Plus, which also includes Learner Protection.


Accident and Illness Cover

This cover is intended to meet the needs of non-EEA students traveling to Ireland in the event of accident or illness and meets the legal requirements to hold this type of insurance to comply with immigration requirements. It does not cover pre-existing medical conditions. If you have pre-existing medical conditions you may wish to consider alternative policies providing cover for these conditions.

  • Costs for medical services and treatment, including charges for overnight stays at a medical facility, incurred following consultation with a qualified medical practitioner and ambulance charges if you are injured or become ill while studying in a country other than of your nationality, citizenship or permanent residence

  • Cost of physiotherapy, homeopathy, osteopathy or chiropractic treatment necessitated by accidental injury (up to €1,250)

  • Dental or optician related expenses following accidental injury only (up to €500)

  • Travel and reasonable accommodation costs for up to two delegated companions or relatives to attend your funeral or cremation in Ireland or accompany your body home or visit you in intensive care or look after you if it is deemed by a recognized medical Practitioner that you are unable to look after yourself (up to €10,000)

  • Disablement benefit in the event of loss of two or more limbs or loss of sight in both eyes (up to €20,000); or disablement benefit in the event of loss of one limb or loss of sight in one eye (up to €5,000)

  • Cover against liability for injury to others or loss of or damage to property of others caused by you (up to €5,000,000 any one occurrence or series of occurrences from one originating cause)

  • Defence costs if you are liable for causing injury or damage to property other than claimants costs and expenses (up to €5,000,000)

(last updated Aug/2019)

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