Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Health
The 1957 Vhi Act established the Voluntary Health Insurance Board (Vhi) as a statutory corporation with defined powers. Vhi is a commercial state body under my aegis as Minister for Health. As Minister for Health, I have a role in making appointments to the Vhi Board and in approving changes to the Vhi's employee pension schemes. I do not, however, have a role in the day-to-day commercial decision making of Vhi. As of 2018, NewERA offers financial advice to my Department officials regarding Vhi's activities.