ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDICAL AID

Health care costs too high – let’s cut them

2016-06-01 14:19

The problem of high health care costs can be solved if we work together and address the right issues, says award winning blogger and analyst Marius Strydom.

Charles Molteno: Eradicate NHI need – Initiate school feeding scheme

2016-04-24 17:05

A school feeding scheme will in the long run lead to vastly reduced medical expenditure and obviate the need for a National Medical insurance Fund, says an analyst.

Retirement and your medical scheme cover

2016-04-21 12:57

For most retired people, this is the stage of life when they most need a decent medical scheme and can least afford one.

SABC fires 123 staff for ‘gross dishonesty’

2016-04-05 16:38

Public broadcaster the SABC has fired 123 employees following its investigation into allegations of medical aid fraud

15 questions to ask your medical aid before you fall pregnant

2016-03-14 12:13

Some important questions to ask about their maternity benefits.

We spoke to Discovery Vitality's CEO about recent changes to rewards

2016-03-04 13:22

Dr Shrey Viranna told us about fitness tracking apps that will be delisted, and just how high different users will have to get their heart rates to earn points.

SASA urges consumers to be careful about decreasing medical cover

2016-01-07 13:47

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) is warning people not to compromise their medical cover because of a tight financial position at the beginning of the year.

There’s more to your medical aid choice than annual increases

2015-12-15 14:58

As households nationwide begin to reshuffle home expenses in an effort to accommodate the above-inflation medical aid premium increases for the New Year, many people are asking if perhaps other medical aids offer better value.

Want kids? Save now

2015-10-14 11:34

With so many things on your to-do list during pregnancy, how important is it to start planning for your child's future now?

Don't let medical aid schemes bamboozle you

2015-10-12 16:29

Medical schemes have no right to deny you access to the 270 conditions covered as part of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits, says the SA National Consumer Union.

 

What to consider when choosing between full medical aid and a hospital plan

2016-05-03 12:59

Our financial expert Charné van der Walt explains the difference between the two.

Are medical aid reward programmes worth it?

2016-04-22 10:40

In the 28 April edition of finweek magazine, we look at how to choose the correct medical aid cover for you. In this article, we give further information about the various medical aids’ reward schemes.

10 things your medical scheme cannot do

2016-04-13 10:01

As a medical scheme member, you rely on your scheme to play by the rules. Here are some things which they cannot do.

Pregnant? We compare 27 medical aid plans for you

2016-03-15 15:28

Here are the costs and maternity benefits of some of the country's biggest medical schemes for 2016.

Pregnancy and med schemes: we decipher the jargon

2016-03-11 13:02

Medical aid jargon leaving you confused? We look at some essential concepts and what they mean for your pregnancy and childbirth.

5 Quick facts about medical aids

2016-01-18 14:09

The world of medical schemes is a changing one. Here are some quick facts on schemes in SA which all scheme members should really know.

The cost of medical care in the United States

2015-12-28 11:56

Hospital prices vary widely across the United States and this is driving up health care costs, researchers say.

What to consider when changing your medical scheme

2015-11-30 13:09

If you are considering changing medical schemes, read these 9 tips that will guide you to making the best decision for yourself and your family.

What your medical aid broker should be doing for you

2015-10-14 10:52

Susan Erasmus discusses the benefits of a healthcare broker to help you navigate the medical schemes industry.

Private health sector only serves 17% of SA

2015-09-01 21:30

The challenge of improving the health status of South Africa's population as a whole remains, says the Council for Medical Schemes.

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