VIDEO: Unique benefits of a medical aid

2015-02-12 14:11

ADVERTORIAL: Watch this informative clip to find out about the various value-added benefits that continue to save Fedhealth members thousands of rands.

Private hospital care: What do we pay for?

2014-10-12 09:50

More Fin24 users share their views and experiences regarding private hospital care.

Feeling cheated by doctors

2014-10-06 17:57

If you are a medical scheme member and your spouse gets breast cancer, you need to find out exactly what your scheme will pay for and what it won’t.

Medical aid membership and your broker

2014-09-26 18:43

Bigger is not always better and cheap can be nasty, so do your homework and make sure you take the best medical aid benefit option for you.

Linen problems in some private hospitals raised

2014-09-25 15:39

As part of the ongoing debate about the high cost of private hospital care, Fin24 users are putting the spotlight on an alleged problem with linen.

Genesis announces contribution increase

2014-09-18 16:46

Genesis Medical Scheme has announced its 2015 average contribution increase.

Payment of private hospital staff questioned

2014-09-09 17:44

The debate regarding high private hospital costs continues with a Fin24 user claiming staff is not well paid at one of these big private hospital groups.

Debate on high private hospital costs hots up

2014-09-03 14:51

The debate on high private hospital costs is heating up with a medical scheme hitting out at the largest private hospital groups.

Regulations will impact health insurance - expert

2014-08-13 17:16

The average consumer is unaware of the impact draft regulations by the National Treasury will have on the health insurance industry, warns an expert.

Terms of reference into healthcare welcomed

2013-12-01 10:24

The Board of Healthcare Funders says the inquiry into private healthcare will examine the market holistically.


How to choose the right medical aid

2014-10-17 12:48

A hospital plan is not a one-size-fits-all as you need to consider the cover you need, how much money you can spend and whether a plan has any features that don’t suit you.

Gross negligence suspected at private hospital

2014-10-07 15:41

After her mother died suddenly in ICU, a Fin24 user asks why we pay so much for private hospital care in the expectation of being well looked after.

Medical scheme increases in a nutshell

2014-10-03 17:26

Alexander Forbes has provided a handy summary of the average scheme and gap increases for 2015 announced by medical schemes to date.

Bonitas announces premium increases

2014-09-26 17:54

Hard-nailed negotiations have played a big role in ensuring single digit contribution hikes, according to Bonitas CEO Dr Bobby Ramasia.

Opting for no medical aid, state hospitals

2014-09-23 10:12

Some Fin24 users have decided not to have medical aid and use state hospitals instead.

Medical scheme speed bumps

2014-09-10 07:17

While many medical schemes come to the party when you need them most, scheme members can get a grim surprise when they least need it.

Plea for more generous medical fee negotiations

2014-09-05 05:00

If healthcare professionals, hospitals, medical schemes and patients work together, healthcare costs can be controlled collectively, suggest Fin24 users.

Medical schemes need better governance

2014-09-03 11:58

The statutory body charged with regulating the medical schemes industry does not have much power to bring schemes with poor governance into line, says an official.

Budget update on medical scheme tax credits

2014-03-03 14:25

An expert explains how the latest National Budget affects tax credits for medical scheme contributions, including those of people over 65.

Medical aid credit to help poor

2013-08-19 14:15

The introduction of a medical aid contribution credit may make cover more affordable for lower income earners, the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants says.

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