Vhi will make a number of benefit changes across 28 plans on 31 December 2017. Four additional plans will have similar changes from 1 January 2018.
A Maternity Bundle has been added to a number of plans. This bundle comprises 75% cover for a range of benefits up to a maximum of €400, €500 or €600 (depending on the plan). Benefits are:
Maternity Yoga and Pilates classes
One maternity scan
Baby massage classes
Baby swim classes
Additional Maternity Benefits have been added to a number of plans.
Vaccinations for Meningitis B and Chicken Pox – up to two inoculations for each per lifetime
Female and male mental health counselling– 10 sessions
New parents food pack – 10 nutritional dinners delivered to your door
Paediatric First aid course
Day-to-day medical expenses cover on a number of plans has been amended from a cash amount per visit to a percentage amount.
Cancer Care Enhancements
A number of plans will see enhanced benefits for cancer namely full cover for wigs/breast prosthesis, a manual lymph drainage benefit, a psycho-oncology counselling benefit, mammogram cover and a cancer care support benefit.
The outpatient mental health benefit will also be enhanced on a number of plans
A practise nurse benefit and an STI screening benefit have also been added to a range of plans.
A full list of benefit changes can be found here. Vhi benefit changes.xls