Vhi to raise premiums by 4.8% amid inflation and rising demand for healthcare

Increase will add more than €180 to the annual cost of health insurance for some families

Vhi said the cost of meeting its customers’ healthcare needs has risen ‘significantly’ over the last 12 months. Picture:

Vhi, the health insurer, is increasing premiums by an average of 4.8 per cent due to the increased cost of providing healthcare to customers.

The increase will come into effect from March 1, and the company said it was “necessary to ensure that Vhi can continue to meet the costs of providing healthcare to its customers in 2023 and beyond”.

The decision means families on some plans will pay an additional €183 a year.

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