Vhi Healthcare will be amending their rules booklets on 1 May 2011. The rules will state that non-payment of the policy during the policy contract year will be considered a breach of contract and Vhi will seek recovery of expenses incurred by them as a result of the customer's non-payment. Non-payment of premiums within the first 15 days of the contract will result in non-payment of claims for that policy year and cancellation of the contract by Vhi Healthcare.
Vhi have amended their participating hospital list to exclude the following two hospitals; Millbrook hospital, Bandon, Cork and Shandon Street hospital, Cork.
MRI cover will be withdrawn from Euromedic in Naas General Hospital.
These changes will apply to all new and renewing customers from 1 May 2011.