15 Facts You Should Know About Open Medical Schemes

How much do you really know about the inner workings of your medical scheme? Here are some quick facts on open medical schemes in SA. Whereas each scheme will readily provide you with the facts on themselves, not everyone has the time or the patience to do a comparative study. Fortunately, Alexander Forbes Health has […]
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What does the law say about Medical negligence claims?

Medical negligence can take place in so many ways, and as a result it sometimes appears impossible for the ordinary man on the street to know when and for what he may claim. In this article we highlight a few examples of possible negligence claims and the different forms of damages that can be claimed […]
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Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

The South African Medical Association (Sama) and the Council for Medical Schemes are to square off at the Competition Tribunal on Tuesday in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients. The outcome of the case is important because it may affect how medical schemes reimburse members. Sama is the country’s biggest doctor organisation and […]
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SA Consumers rank the best and worst Medical-Aid schemes in SA

The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for medical aids in the country shows which groups have been the most successful in keeping their customers happy in 2016. A sample of 2,105 private medical aid policyholders in South Africa gave the health insurance industry a satisfaction score of 74.2 out of 100 in the […]
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