Expressions of interest sought to fill a vacancy on the Voluntary Health Insurance Board – April 2012

20 April 2012

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, two other privately owned companies providing private health insurance and competing with VHI in the open market.

The Minister for Health is considering the filling of a vacancy on the Board arising from the recent resignation of one of its members. Expressions of interest are now sought by persons with skills and experience which are relevant to the functions of the Voluntary Health Insurance Board.

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