Health Plans and Resources

VHI Healthcare

The University of Galway group scheme with VHI commences in April and ends the following March each year. Deductions can be made through the payroll office to pay for your VHI only. You must notify VHI if you wish to arrange salary deductions. Email for the group scheme number before contacting VHI.

Any amendments or request to stop deductions must be informed by the staff member to VHI directly.

Contact details for VHI: Shane McEvoy 0567775800 / Email:

VHI call centre in Kilkenny: 1890 44 44 44

Please see details on the Pensions & Investment website in relation to Health Insurance Comparison Service offered by Cornmarket.



Vhi Premium Waiver Announcement

Vhi have provided FAQs which outlines how the premium waiver will be applied.  Also included is a communication, and FAQs, designed for your employees – informing them of the change and also answering some of their key questions about how and when they will see this change. I have also included details on the many services and benefits that we have recently adjusted and extended to support them during this time.

We are continuing to assess and adjust other services and benefits to ensure that they are relevant and meaningful to our customers during COVID-19. We will continue to communicate these to you and you can also find more information on this at

VHI Benefits and Services available during COVID-19

VHI Employer FAQs

VHI Employee FAQs

Dental Care

We wanted to share with you an Oral Health E-zine that the Dental Team have designed. As you may be aware most dental surgeries are only open for emergency dental treatment at this time so we thought it would be good to share some Oral Health tips.  Please find attached – Top 5 Dental Tips during Covid-19 and you can share this with your colleagues. 

Top 5 Dental Tips During COVID-19


Life Insurance

Group Life Plan have been selected as the underwriter and providers of the NUI Galway Voluntary Life Cover plan.

The Voluntary life cover plan offers members the opportunity to avail of additional life cover. The Life Cover benefit is two and a half times your pensionable salary in the event of death in service of a member.  The Premiums will be deducted through your salary on a monthly basis and they will also attract tax relief at your marginal tax rate. 

Further details are available here.