VHI customers can get free cash back until the end of the month

VHI customers can avail of free cash back but there's only five days left to do it.

The offer was due to end in August but was extended until the end of this month.

It means that customers can avail of the offer which will see them receive at least €100 up until September 30.

For families, the amount could be up to €150 and for young adults even higher.

It's believed that hundreds of customers have still not signed up to the offer, and experts are predicting that it won't be extended again.

Dermot Goode of www.totalhealthcover.ie said: "It seems that the uptake has been relatively good, particularly since the deadline extension, but our experience over the last few weeks leads us to believe that possibly up to 40% of policy holders have yet to come forward to get their cash – and most of these people are either older members (60+) or employees of a company scheme – or both.

"With only 5 days to go we are calling on employers with group schemes in place, to make their employees aware of the offer and the approaching deadline."

Mr Goode added that unfortunately it seems that people over 60 may be missing out on the offer.

He continued: "Unfortunately, the likelihood of those over 60 missing out on this is high – some may be unaware that it exists, but I think even more could be reluctant to sign up to anything “new”, preferring instead just to maintain the status quo.

"We see this all the time with older members – the majority of whom are actually paying well over the odds for their health insurance because they are change-averse."

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