Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

According to Patrick Masobe, chief executive officer of Agility Health, healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated fee-for-service environment – in which every service performed has a code and a price tag – with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans. “Among the […]
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Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?

The world of medical schemes in South Africa is a very different one to 25 years ago. There are strict rules and regulations governing the industry, there to protect both the members and the financial sustainability of the scheme. Now is the time of year when medical schemes announce their annual increases and benefit changes. […]
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What’s driving up our healthcare costs?

Discovery Health CEO explains why South Africans are paying higher medical aid premiums than ever before. Access to quality healthcare at an affordable price is a critical priority for every family, and in society at large. South Africans lucky enough to afford private healthcare have rapid and convenient access to some of the best quality […]
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The biggest medical aid schemes in South Africa – and how much they’re charging in 2018

The majority of South Africa’s biggest medical aid schemes have released their prices for 2018, showing below 10% increases across all plans. According to the latest statistics released by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), there are currently 82 medical aid schemes operating in South Africa with a total subscription of just under 8.9 million […]
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How to save on your medical aid

JOHANNESBURG – Medical aid schemes. The essential but expensive line item in a monthly budget for the less than 20 percent of South Africans who can afford medical aid cover. John October, Chief Executive of online insurance and financial comparison website, Hippo.co.za, says in many cases people are forced into medical aid schemes. “Many have […]
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Transnet mediese fonds bankrot?

Volgens vertroulike inligting wat ontvang is, blyk dit dat Transnet se mediese fonds in finansiële moeilikheid is. Lede van die fonds gaan klaarblyklik oorgeplaas word na ‘n ander mediese fonds, maar lede sal baie meer moet betaal vir mediese dekking. Oud Spoorweg werkers word veral geraak aangesien dit vir hul bykans onbekostigbaar gaan wees om […]
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Making Medical Aid Affordable

Medical Aid Making Medical Aid Affordable – it’s easier than you think. These days there are a lot of medical aid options to choose from for the average South African and they are offered at a lot of different price points. However, for some, it still does not seem easy to fit decent medical aid […]
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Is Your Medical Aid Plan Really Cost Effective for 2017?

Medical Aid Is Your Medical Aid Plan Really Cost Effective for 2017? we have Professionals that can answer this question and offer you alternatives. No one likes paying too much for anything, especially if that involves paying for insurance coverages that they may never even use, but you know you have to have. This can […]
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Is Your Medical Aid – Worth It?

Medical Aid Apparently many of us here in South Africa like to think that we are immortal, or at least impervious to sudden illness or accidental injury. Or that’s what statistics seem to show anyway. There are still a great many people out there – often the younger ones but not always – who are […]
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