Vhi Benefit changes 31.12.2017 and 01.01.2018

Vhi Benefit changes 31.12.2017 and 01.01.2018. 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.

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
Breastfeeding consultations
Baby massage classes
Baby swim classes
Antenatal course

Additional Maternity Benefits have been added to a number of plans.

Foetal screening
Paediatrician benefit
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 benefits

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

Other Benefits

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. Office spreadsheet iconVhi benefit changes.xls

The above information was sourced with the permission of the Health Insurance Authority from their website www.hia.ie. Our thanks to them for their assistance.