On the 1st February 2010 Vhi changed the out-patient excess on all Lifestages plans, excluding First Plan Starter and First Plan Extra, from €1 to €25. Hi-tech hospital benefits were increased on First Plan Plus Level 1 and 2 and also on Family Plan Plus Level 1 and 2. The maternity grant for hospital accommodation on Family Plan Plus Level 1 and 2 increased to €4,000. These changes apply to all new and renewing customers.
Hi-tech hospital benefits increased on Plans B-C. The out-patient excess increased by €50 on plans A, A Options and all B scheme plans.
Plan C and C Options were merged for all new and renewing customers from 1st February. The new plan will be called Plan C but will have Plan C Options benefits.
Plans D + E have a new screening benefit from 1st February which will provide full cover for screening in a Vhi screening centre every 2 years for all new and renewing customers.
A Homecare benefit was added to Plans B-E, which covers certain procedures upon referral from certain hospitals. These changes apply to all new and renewing customers.