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Two Massive Medical Aid Changes Coming in 2017 that You Need to Know About

2018-07-24T14:17:53+00:00

The National Treasury has introduced two new medical scheme regulations which will see a limit on the amount of gap cover and hospital cash-back policies you can claim, as well as the discontinuation of all primary healthcare policies. This is an effort to differentiate between “medical scheme products” and “health insurance”, both of which are regulated by separate Acts causing confusion in the medical arena. The regulations, which were demarcated in terms of the Long-term and Short-Term Insurance Acts, will come into effect as of 1 April 2017 for new policies and retrospectively from January 2018 for existing policies. Gap Cover and cash-back [...]

Two Massive Medical Aid Changes Coming in 2017 that You Need to Know About 2018-07-24T14:17:53+00:00

Maximising the Value of your Medical Aid

2018-07-24T14:20:51+00:00

Most medical aids have launched their benefits and premium contributions for 2017 and, as in the past, the increases passed on to members are double figures, which outstrip inflation. Bear in mind that your actual increase may be somewhat different because often these are weighted and vary from option to option or even from dependant to dependant. The medical aid landscape can be tricky to navigate. So now, more than ever, is the time to learn how to ‘box smart’ to ensure that you maximise the value you derive from your medical scheme benefits. Dr Bobby Ramasia, Principal Officer of Bonitas [...]

Maximising the Value of your Medical Aid 2018-07-24T14:20:51+00:00

Everything you need to know about medical aid schemes in South Africa

2016-06-26T10:23:33+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Stats SA has released the results of its latest General Household Survey, revealing how South African families make use of medical aid schemes in the country. According to the report, the vast majority of people are not covered by any type of medical aid scheme, with public facilities still being the primary choice when it comes to healthcare. One of the biggest barriers to private healthcare in the country is the price. The South African Competition Commission recently conducted a market inquiry into medical aid schemes, focusing on the price of services and [...]

Everything you need to know about medical aid schemes in South Africa 2016-06-26T10:23:33+00:00

South Africans Rank the Best and Worst Medical Aid Schemes

2016-06-23T09:34:15+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] 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 latest index, which is virtually unchanged since the last measure in 2015. The six companies included in the Medical Aids survey include Bonitas, Discovery Health, Liberty Health, Medihelp, Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) and Momentum Health [...]

South Africans Rank the Best and Worst Medical Aid Schemes 2016-06-23T09:34:15+00:00