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

    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.

  2. Shannon81

    Shannon81 Frequent Poster

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

    pj111 Frequent Poster

    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.