VHI benefit and price changes to seven plans 31.03.2013
VHI will change benefits and premiums on One Plan Starter, One Plan Starter Day to Day, Company Plan Starter, First Plan Level 1, First Plan Level 2, Family Plan Level 1 & Family Plan Level 2 on 31.03.2013. Premiums will increase by 2-3%.
Out-patient Diagnostic Cover (MRI, Oncology CT and PET-CT scans) will be reduced from full cover in approved centres to 66% cover in ‘private hospital only’ approved centres and to 100% cover in a public hospital or private stand-alone centre.
Pathology/Radiology or other diagnostic tests (subject to annual excess per member per year) will be reduced from 75% of the agreed charges in an approved out-patient centre up to €750 per year (First Plan Level 2 & Family Plan Level 2) to 50% of the agreed charges in an approved out-patient centre up to €750 per year.
The benefit for maternity accommodation in private hospitals will be reduced to 66% of the original figure, for example, €3,400 will change to 66% cover up to €3,400.
These benefit changes will apply to all new and renewing customers from this date.