Vhi have announced that all new and renewing company plans will see price increases on 1st March that average 7%.
On 1st March 2010 Vhi will change the out-patient excess on Company Plan Starter and Company Plan Plus Select from €1 to €25 per person.
Vhi will reduce the in-patient excess from €125 to €75 per hospital claim on Company Plan Extra Excess from this date.
First Plan Extra will be renamed One Plan with effect from 1st March.
These changes will apply for all new and renewing customers from 1st March 2010.
Two new plans will be released from this date: Well Plus 1 and Company Plan Extra Level 2 Excess.
Well Plus 1 (€826 for adults) will give full cover for a semi-private room in a private hospital and a €3,500 maternity accommodation grant. There are significant maternity day-to-day benefits which carry a €1 out-patient excess. Non-maternity out-patient benefits are limited and carry a €125 per person excess. There is also an Employee Assistance Programme and a Wellness Programme. The latter provides cover for telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
Company Plan Extra Level 2 (€840 for an adult) gives cover for a semi-private room in a private hospital with a €125 in-patient excess per hospital claim. There is a €3,500 maternity accommodation grant and significant maternity and non-maternity out-patient benefits. There is a €1 out-patient excess.