VHI to increase cost of One Plan Plus by 15%

Discussion in 'Health Insurance and healthcare costs' started by pj111, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. pj111

    pj111 Frequent Poster

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    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

    http://www.asai.ie/complaint_view.asp?CID=875&BID=41

    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.

    Patrick
     
  2. Shannon81

    Shannon81 Frequent Poster

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    in fairness how likely is it that a child would be given a private room
     
  3. pj111

    pj111 Frequent Poster

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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.