Voluntary Health Insurance Board
The Voluntary Health Insurance Board (VHI), trading as VHI Healthcare, is a not-for-profit semi-State body which is the State’s largest provider of private health insurance. The Board was established at a time when a substantial percentage of the population, whose income was above a certain level, had no entitlement to free or partially free medical or surgical services. Since that time, eligibility for public health and personal social services has been significantly extended and the private health insurance market has been opened to competition. There are at present three other privately owned companies providing private health insurance and competing with VHI in the open market.
VHI, like all other health insurance providers, is regulated by the Health Insurance Authority under the Health Insurance Acts. Since 31 July 2015, VHI was regulated as a non-life undertaking by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Current Board Membership