Vhi Healthcare New Plan Announcement, Plan Retirements, Price and Benefit Changes 01.09.2022

Vhi Healthcare have annouced the launch of 1 new plan 'Advanced Care Extra' as of 01.09.2022. 

Advanced Care Extra will be priced at €2740.18 per adult and €635.05 per child. Young Adult Prices will start at €800.32. Further deatils can be found below. 

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Vhi Healthcare have announed the retirement of the following plans: 

PMI 22 11

PMI 42 15

 

The following benefit changes have also been announced: 

1. Mental Health Benefit Changes

  • As part of the enhancements to Vhi's mental health proposition we have introduced the following benefits to a number of their plans:

o Mental health assessment - €100 or €200 in every 24 month period in an approved out-patient mental health centre

o Neurodiversity assessment – €250 per lifetime

o Psychologist / Counsellor / Psychotherapist benefit - values range from €20 x 3 visits to €100 x 24 visits on the applicable plans

  • AdvancedCare Extra Day-to-Day, Healthplus Extra and Premium Care will see an increase to the Outpatient Mental Health Therapy Benefit from €75 x 12 visits to €100 x 12 visits
  • Please note that in order to provide the new mental health benefit structure listed above a number of existing benefits are being retired*:

o Female and male mental health counselling

o Psycho Oncology Counselling

o Psychologist

o Child counselling

o Psychotherapy & Counselling

o Child development assessment

o Adult & Child counselling

*Please note PMI 38 14 will retain Psycho Oncology Counselling,Psychologist & Psychotherapy & Counselling benefit until further notice.

 

 

New pay and claim back annual Cardiac Review benefit on AdvancedCare Extra Day-to-Day, Healthplus Extra and PremiumCare.

The annual cardiac reviews provides a benefit towards the member’s first consultant cardiologist receipt and one of each of the following diagnostic tests per year; stress test, ECG, holter monitor, blood pressure monitor and/or event monitor.

A benefit for a Direct Pay Cardiac CT scan subject to an excess of €50 per scan has also been included on AdvancedCare Extra Day-to-Day and Healthplus Extra

 

AdvancedCare Extra Day-to-Day

o Consultant Cardiologist - €100 x 1 visit

o Stress Test / ECG / Holter Monitor/ Blood Pressure Monitor / Event Monitor in an approved centre - maximum 1 of each per year – 90% cover

o Echocardiogram (when carried out as a side room procedure) – Full cover

o Direct Pay Cardiac CT scan – covered subject to an excess of €50 per scan

 

HealthPlus Extra 

o Consultant Cardiologist - €100 x 1 visit

o Stress Test / ECG / Holter Monitor/ Blood Pressure Monitor / Event Monitor in an approved centre - maximum 1 of each per year – 90% cover

o Echocardiogram (when carried out as a side room procedure) – Full cover

o Direct Pay Cardiac CT scan – covered subject to an excess of €50 per scan

 

Premium Care 

o Consultant Cardiologist - €150 x 1 visit

o Stress Test / ECG / Holter Monitor/ Blood Pressure Monitor / Event Monitor in an approved centre - maximum 1 of each per year – Full cover

o Echocardiogram (when carried out as a side room procedure) – Full cover

 

2. Medical Tattooing (Eyebrow & Areola) for cancer patients;

A benefit of up to €60 per year has been included on the following plans EnhancedCare 150, EnhancedCare 150 Day-to-Day, EnhancedCare 250, EnhancedCare 250 Day-to-Day, EnhancedCare 350 and EnhancedCare 350 Day-to-Day.

A benefit of up to €100 per year has been included on HealthPlus Access and HealthPlus Extra.

 

3. Accident & Emergency Cover; STI Screening

These benefits are no longer subject to the annual excess or annual maximum on the following plans:

o EnhancedCare 150 Day-to-Day

o EnhancedCare 250 Day-to-Day

o EnhancedCare 350 Day-to-Day

o FirstCare 250 Day-to-Day

o FirstCare 500 Day-to-Day

o FirstCare Extra 150 Day-to-Day

o AdvancedCare Extra Day-to-Day

 

4. PMI 40 15 will receive additional benefit changes:

o Reduction of Day care & in-patient Cardiac FPP Level 1 cover in Blackrock Clinic & Mater Hospital Dublin from 100% cover to 75% cover subject to an excess of €75 per claim

o Radiology / X-rays & scans technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per procedure

o Pathology / Blood tests - technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per referral

o Radiology / X-rays & scans - consultant fees updated from 50% cover to €60 per procedure

o Pathology / Blood tests - consultant fees updated from 50% cover to €60 per referral

o Consultant visits updated from 50% cover unlimited visits to €60 per visit unlimited visits

o Fertility Acupuncturists/Dietitians updated from €40 per visit x 5 combined visits to €25 per visit x 12 combined visits

o The annual excess of €125 has been reduced to €100 and the annual maximum of €3,200 has been reduced to €1,000 per member per year for the following benefits; Radiology, Pathology, and Consultant Consultation

o The following benefits; Emergency dental treatment, Pre- & post-natal care;

and STI Screening are no longer subject to the annual excess of €125 or the annual maximum of €3,200

o The following benefits; Foetal Screening; Paediatrician benefit; Post Natal home help and travel vaccinations are no longer subject to a €1 excess

 

5. PMI 41 15 will receive additional benefit changes:

o Radiology / X-rays & scans technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per procedure

o Pathology / Blood tests - technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per referral

o Radiology / X-rays & scans - consultant fees updated from 50% cover to €70 per procedure

o Pathology / Blood tests - consultant fees updated from 50% cover to €70 per referral

o Consultant visits updated from 50% cover unlimited visits to €70 per visit unlimited visits

o The annual excess of €1 has been increased to €100 and the annual maximum of €3,200 has been reduced to €1,750* per member per year for the following benefits; Radiology, Pathology, and Consultant Consultation

o The annual maximum of €3,200 has also been reduced to €1,750* per member per year for the following benefits; Acupuncturist; Chiropractor; Osteopath; Physical therapist; Reflexologist; Chiropodist / Podiatrist; Dietitian; Occupational therapist; Orthoptist; Speech therapist; Accident & emergency cover; Dental practitioner; Emergency dental treatment; Foetal Screening; General practitioner; Hearing test; Paediatrician benefit; Physiotherapist; Post-natal home help; Practice nurse; Pre- & post-natal care; STI Screening; Travel vaccinations; Contact lenses; Eye tests; and Glasses

 

6. HealthPlus Access will receive additional benefit changes:

· Radiology / X-rays & scans technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per procedure

· Pathology / Blood tests - technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per referral

· Radiology / X-rays & scans - consultant fees updated from €60 per procedure to €70 per procedure

· Pathology / Blood tests - consultant fees updated from €60 per procedure to €70 per referral

· Consultant visits updated from €60 per visit to €70 per visit

· The annual maximum of €3,200 has been reduced to €2,000* per member per year for the following benefits; Radiology, Pathology, and Consultant Consultation

· The Outpatient Medical expenses annual excess has been reduced from €100 to €1 and the annual maximum has also been reduced from €3,200 to €2,000* for the following benefit:

o Eye tests

· The following benefits have been included and are subject to the new Outpatient Medical Expenses annual excess of €1 and the annual maximum of €2,000*:

o STI Screening - €50 per year

o Hearing test - €40 per 2 year period

o Travel vaccinations - €40 x 3 vaccinations

o Nutritionist and Strength & conditioning coach - €30 x 12 combined visits (combined visit limit shared with Acupuncturist; Chiropractor; Osteopath; Physical therapist; Reflexologist; Chiropodist / Podiatrist; Dietitian; Occupational therapist; Orthoptist; Speech therapist)

· The follow benefits have been updated and are also subject to the new Outpatient Medical Expenses annual excess of €1 and the annual maximum of €2,000*:

o Acupuncturist; Chiropractor; Osteopath; Physical therapist; Reflexologist; Chiropodist / Podiatrist; Dietitian; Occupational therapist; Orthoptist; Speech therapist updated from €20 x 12 combined visits to €30 x 12 combined visits

o Accident & emergency cover - €75 x 1 visit to €75 x 3 visits

o Practice nurse - €20 x Unlimited visits to €30 x 12 visits

o Dental practitioner - €20 x 1 visit to €30 x 12 visits

o Contact lenses and Glasses - 75% cover; €100 per 2 year period to 100% cover; €80 per 2 year period

o General practitioner - €30 x Unlimited visits to €30 x 12 visits

o Physiotherapist - €30 x Unlimited visits to €30 x 12 visits

Note: The annual maximum of *€2,000 is a shared maximum for Consultant & Diagnostic benefits & Out Patient Medical expenses

· Home birth benefit reduced from €3,150 per pregnancy to €3,000 per pregnancy

· Inclusion of Post-natal home nursing following one night stay - €1200 per pregnancy; Post-natal home nursing following two nights stay - €600 per pregnancy;

· Inclusion of fertility benefits - benefit per member, towards the cost of specified fertility tests and treatments carried out in a Vhi Participating Fertility Treatment Centre:

o Initial consultation €150

o Fertility tests €150

o Egg freezing €1,000 per lifetime

o Sperm freezing €250 per lifetime

o IUI - up to 2 treatments per lifetime; 50% up to €2,000 per treatment

o IVF or ICSI - up to 2 treatments per lifetime; 50% up to

€2,000 per treatment

o Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) €1,000 per lifetime

o Frozen Embryo Transfer – up to 2 treatments per lifetime 50% up to €750 per treatment

o Fertility counselling – 5 sessions per treatment carried out in a Vhi Participating Fertility Treatment Centre - €50 per session

· Inclusion of Maternity & Baby Bundle - 75% cover up to a combined limit of €500 and no excess

o Maternity Yoga and Pilates classes

o One maternity scan

o Breast-feeding consultations

o Baby massage classes

o Baby swim classes

o Ante natal course

· Inclusion of Additional Maternity & Baby Benefits – no excess applies

o Foetal screening - €100 per year

o Paediatrician benefit - €70

o Vaccinations for Meningitis B and Chicken Pox - up to two inoculations for

each per lifetime €60 per inoculation

o New parents food pack – full cover for 10 nutritional dinners

o Paediatric first aid course - €60 per year

o Pre- and post-natal care (combined visits) – updated from €255 per pregnancy subject to an annual excess of €100 and an annual maximum of €3,200 to €500 per pregnancy; no annual excess or annual maximum applies

· The following family benefits have been updated:

o Child home nursing €100 per day; 14 days per calendar year to €100 per day; 28 days per calendar year

o Parent accompanying child following a stay in excess of 3 days in hospital €40 per day; 14 days per calendar year to €100 per day; 14 days per calendar year

· Convalescent care has been updated from - first 14 nights towards the cost of semi-private or private room accommodation €51 per night to €50 per night

· Inclusion of Return home benefit - €100 per claim

· Cancer Care Support - Accommodation, travel & parking costs has been updated to up to €100 per treatment to a maximum of €1,500 per calendar year

· The annual maximum for Additional cancer support benefits; Wig/ hairpiece, sleeping cap, post-mastectomy bra, swimsuit, surgical prosthesis following cancer treatment has been increased from €3,200 per year to €5,000 per year

· The benefit for Approved medical & surgical appliances has been updated from 100% cover subject to an excess of €300 and an annual maximum of €3,200 per year to 75% cover; no excess and an annual maximum of €5,000 per year

· The benefit for Medfit cardiac care programme; €250 per 2 year period has been reduced to €200 per 2 year period

· The benefit for Medfit cardiac rehabilitation programme and Urgent cardiac care benefit have been reduced from €250 per year to €200 per year.

 

7. HealthPlus Extra will receive the following additional benefit changes:

· Radiology / X-rays & scans technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per procedure

· Pathology / Blood tests - technical charges updated from 50% cover subject to a maximum of €850 per year to €40 per referral

· Radiology / X-rays & scans - consultant fees updated from €70 per procedure to €80 per procedure

· Pathology / Blood tests - consultant fees updated from €70 per procedure to €80 per referral

· Consultant visits updated from €70 per visit to €80 per visit

· The annual maximum of €4,000 has been reduced to €2,000* per member per year for the following benefits; Radiology, Pathology, and Consultant Consultation

· The Outpatient Medical expenses annual excess has been reduced from €100 to €1 and the annual maximum has also been reduced from €4,000 to €2,000* for the following benefit:

o Eye tests

· The following benefits have been included and are subject to the new Outpatient Medical Expenses annual excess of €1 and the annual maximum of €2,000*:

o STI Screening - €50 per year

o Hearing test - €40 per 2 year period

o Travel vaccinations - €50 x 3 vaccinations

o Nutritionist and Strength & conditioning coach - €40 x 12 combined visits (combined visit limit shared with Acupuncturist; Chiropractor; Osteopath; Physical therapist; Reflexologist; Chiropodist / Podiatrist; Dietitian; Occupational therapist; Orthoptist; Speech therapist)

· The follow benefits have been updated and are also subject to the new Outpatient Medical Expenses annual excess of €1 and the annual maximum of €2,000*:

o Acupuncturist; Chiropractor; Osteopath; Physical therapist; Reflexologist; Chiropodist / Podiatrist; Dietitian; Occupational therapist; Orthoptist; Speech therapist updated from €25 x 12 combined visits to €40 x 12 combined visits

o Accident & emergency cover - €75 x 1 visit to €75 x 3 visits

o Practice nurse - €20 x Unlimited visits to €40 x 12 visits

o Dental practitioner - €20 x 1 visit to €40 x 12 visits

o Contact lenses and Glasses - €55 per 2 year period to €80 per 2 year period

o General practitioner - €35 x Unlimited visits to €40 x 12 visits

o Physiotherapist - €35 x Unlimited visits to €40 x 12 visits

Note: The annual maximum of *€2,000 is a shared maximum for Consultant & Diagnostic benefits & Out Patient Medical expenses

· Inclusion of Post-natal home nursing following one night stay - €1200 per pregnancy; Post-natal home nursing following two nights stay - €600 per pregnancy;

· Inclusion of fertility benefits - benefit per member, towards the cost of specified fertility tests and treatments carried out in a Vhi Participating Fertility Treatment Centre:

o Initial consultation €150

o Fertility tests €150

o Egg freezing €1,000 per lifetime

o Sperm freezing €250 per lifetime

o IUI - up to 2 treatments per lifetime; 50% up to €2,000 per treatment

o IVF or ICSI - up to 2 treatments per lifetime; 50% up to €2,000 per treatment

o Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) €1,000 per lifetime

o Frozen Embryo Transfer – up to 2 treatments per lifetime; 50% up to €750 per treatment

o Fertility counselling – 5 sessions per treatment carried out in a Vhi Participating Fertility Treatment Centre - €50 per session

· Inclusion of Maternity & Baby Bundle - 75% cover up to a combined limit of €500 and no excess

o Maternity Yoga and Pilates classes

o One maternity scan

o Breast-feeding consultations

o Baby massage classes

o Baby swim classes

o Ante natal course

· Inclusion of Additional Maternity & Baby Benefits – no excess applies

o Foetal screening - €100 per year

o Paediatrician benefit - €100

o Vaccinations for Meningitis B and Chicken Pox - up to two inoculations for

each per lifetime; €60 per inoculation

o New parents food pack – full cover for 10 nutritional dinners

o Paediatric first aid course - €60 per year

o Pre- and post-natal care (combined visits) – updated from €385 per pregnancy subject to an annual excess of €100 and an annual maximum of €4,000 to €500 per pregnancy; no annual excess or annual maximum applies

· The following family benefits have been updated:

o Child home nursing €100 per day; 14 days per calendar year to €100 per day; 28 days per calendar year

o Parent accompanying child following a stay in excess of 3 days in hospital €40 per day; 14 days per calendar year to €100 per day; 14 days per calendar year

· Convalescent care has been updated from - first 14 nights towards the cost of semi-private or private room accommodation €51 per night to €60 per night

· Inclusion of Return home benefit - €100 per claim

· The annual maximum for Additional cancer support benefits; Wig/ hairpiece, sleeping cap, post-mastectomy bra, swimsuit, surgical prosthesis following cancer treatment has been reduced from €6,400 per year to €5,000 per year

· The benefit for Approved medical & surgical appliances has been updated from 100% cover subject to an excess of €300 and an annual maximum of €6,400 per year to 90% cover; no excess and an annual maximum of €5,000 per year

· The benefit for Medfit cardiac care programme; €250 per 2 year period has been increased to €300 per 2 year period

· The benefit for Medfit cardiac rehabilitation programme and Urgent cardiac care benefit have been increased from €250 per year to €300 per year.

· Inclusion of Executive health screening at the Blackrock Clinic and the Mater Private Hospital Dublin; €520 per screen 1 screen per 2 year period*.

(*1 screen per 2 year period limit is shared with HealthCheck Enhanced.)

 

8. PMI 19 11 will receive additional benefit changes:

o Inclusion of Gender affirmation supports – 50% up €3000 per lifetime

 

Vhi will have a number of price changes further details can be found below: 

FileVhi Healthcare Prices 01.09.2022.xlsx

 

All changes apply to new and renewing customers as of 01.09.2022