I was checking into my vhi renewal. There seems to be a big price differential between bupa essential plus and vhi options. My understanding is that they are similar products. Is it okay to change to Bupa?
Yes - but that's a separate issue of some hospitals not billing patients correctly/legitimately. In my experience you often have to query bills, make sure to get a proper itemisation/break-down, check for duplicated charges etc. I'm not sure if this due to poor administrative practices on the part of some hospitals or something more sinister. Again in my experience BUPA are a lot better at helping out with this than VHI.The distinction between accomodation & medical costs is not always that clear