Hospital Saturday Fund

Discussion in 'Health Insurance and healthcare costs' started by clionaricho, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. clionaricho

    clionaricho Frequent Poster

    I am sure this has been discussed before but I cant find it anywhere.

    So was just wondering if anyone has been a part of this scheme or has any experience or any advice good or bad about these people

  2. Mongola

    Mongola Frequent Poster

    I looked at it myself a while ago...The HSF is not a health insurance. Many people who are on those plans seem to combine them with a traditional private health insurance. It seems to be good for medical day to day expenses.

    For example, if you are admitted in hospital, I believe that they pay a set fee per night, depending on the plan you are on. They will not pay for inpatient fees, surgery etc...

    Many expenses are not covered,
    You must also claim within 6 months of incurring the expense.

    The recurring statement seems to be that it does not replace a private health insurance.
  3. madiganm

    madiganm Frequent Poster

    I have been with the HSF for at least ten years and I find them great, I have got refunds for going to doctor, dentist, opticians I find them excellent to deal with very quick with payments
  4. pj111

    pj111 Frequent Poster

    The plan only pays out for outpatient claims. Aviva and VHI also offer standalone outpatient plans.

    If you have a health insurance plan you could include generous outpatient cover within the plan without having to pay for separate cover.

  5. Slim

    Slim Frequent Poster

    Yes, I found them grand but very pernickety about claiming within a certain time. Also, the limits on claiming are on a rolling 12 month basis. I think I may join again as the private health insurance has become very expensive. has a very good comparison facility. Also, note that you can put kids on for free on one of Quinn's plans while putting yourselves on another also with Quinn. Slim