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.