• As part of the Government’s contingency plan to deal with the Covid 19 crisis the HSE effectively ‘leased’ most private hospitals from April to June last;
  • Health Insurers are passing on savings made during this period to their customers;
  • Many retired teachers pay their VHI contributions via fortnightly payroll deductions from their DES pensions;
  • The rebate for these customers will be reflected in a reduced fortnightly deduction over four payroll issues, commencing on Thurs 9 July;
  • The normal fortnightly deduction will recommence on Thurs 3 September;
  • Laya healthcare and Irish Life health do not have a deduction at source facility in place with the DES at present;

See an article by Dermot Goode Total Health Cover in the recent Comhnasc for further information