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Old 11-07-2011, 10:06 PM
pj111 pj111 is offline
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Default VHI to increase cost of One Plan Plus by 15%

VHI will be increasing the adult price for One Plan Plus by 15% at the start of August.

Their current ad campaign says they are cheaper by 29% than Aviva's we plan level 2 Xs for 2 adults and 3 kids - factually that is true.

However those same Aviva children can have a PRIVATE room in EVERY hospital in the country for elective, cardiac, special and day case procedures with NO Excesses on we plan level 5 for the same price.

I'm afraid it is a matter of comparing apples to bananas.

It was the same when they compared One Plan Plus against Quinn Essential Plus Excess.

The Advertsing Authority didn't see a problem with it though


Based on this logic, Quinn could run a campaign now

"Company Health 34% cheaper than VHI's One + Plan"

or "Quinn's Company Health will be 54% cheaper than VHI's One Plan Plus per adult" on 1st August.

Mind boggling, this marketing and Irish health insurance lark.

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Old 16-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Shannon81 Shannon81 is offline
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in fairness how likely is it that a child would be given a private room
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Old 16-07-2011, 04:49 PM
pj111 pj111 is offline
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I think you are missing the point.

There are plenty of children including teenagers, who would be able to avail of a private room for ANY procedure in Blackrock Clinic, Beacon Hosptal or the Mater Private for under 350 euro for the same price as the plan VHI compare their ads to.

I am not fooled by it.
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