Irish Examiner: VHI to increase premiums by 3% expecting a surge in claims


Health insurance consultant Dermot Goode of said the price increase will cost a family of two adults and two children an extra €87 per year on a mid-level plan such as the VHI One Plan Family or up to €224 on a dated plan such as the Family Plan Plus Level 1.

“This latest price increase isn’t surprising given the upward pressure on claims costs that we’re hearing from all insurers across the board,” he said. “People should examine their policies carefully. This is an average 3% rise across the Vhi but some policies will see increases of 6% and even 7.5%.”