ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDICAL AID

Doctors to take on Aaron Motsoaledi

2015-07-26 18:00

Doctors across the country accused Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of price-fixing this week.

Medical Schemes Act: proposed amendments to PMBs

2015-07-21 10:33

Proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act signal a victory for millions of medical scheme beneficiaries and allow for a more equitable and sustainable healthcare system in South Africa.

At least 150 SABC staff defrauded its medical aid

2015-06-19 13:19

The SABC has vowed to act against at least 150 staff members who have defrauded its Medscheme, and says it will expand its corruption probe.

Understanding your medical aid and what it covers

2015-03-11 12:15

Are your medical expenses too high? Try decoding your medical aid terms and conditions and associated costs to make sure that it works for you.

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.

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.

 

SA medical schemes in favour of improving clinical quality healthcare

2015-07-24 10:46

The private healthcare industry has welcomed the release of the eleventh annual report on the clinical quality of healthcare in South Africa, which was released at a conference of healthcare stakeholders in Centurion, Gauteng on 22 July 2015.

Why choosing cheaper medical cover can cost you in the long run

2015-06-30 16:08

Medical cover is expensive, and getting more so every year. Unfortunately this could mean we opt for lower monthly premiums that could mean you aren't covered in the event of an expensive procedure.

Medical aid a case of Hobson’s choice

2015-06-14 15:00

Choosing a medical aid plan can be daunting, with 87 registered medical schemes offering hundreds of options and no way to reliably compare them.

What to look out for when choosing a medical scheme

2015-03-11 11:56

Are your health insurance costs too high? Try decoding your medical aid terms and conditions and associated costs to make sure that it works for you.

Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

2014-10-17 13:27

The International Committee of the Red Cross has delivered medical supplies, including chronic medication for heart disease and diabetes, for the first time in a year.

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.

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