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Make your medical aid last longer

By Faeza
25 February 2016

Medical - Nurse - Doctor

If you're one of the many who find that they've used up most of their medical aid day-to-day benefits and savings a few months into the year, then this is for you. Try these tips to get more value for your money and make your medical aid last longer.

Find a GP on your medical aid's network

Using network doctors is an invaluable tool to make your medical aid last longer. It means that doctors can't charge you more than a specific amount. At present, Bonitas Medical Fund has the largest network of GPs in South Africa - with over 4 500 doctors.

Use designated service providers

Designated service providers are companies with which your medical aid has contracted to ensure that you get more value for money. This can include optometrists (such as PPN used by BankMed, GEMS and CAMAF) and pharmacies (such as Dis-Chem and Clicks used by Discovery).

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