Plan to cut tax credits could see poorest medical aid holders lose out

2017-08-29 07:35

Removing tax credits for medical schemes will make them unaffordable to 22% of current scheme holders, affecting poorer members most, according to research.

INFOGRAPHIC: The increasing costs of medical aid in South Africa

2017-04-04 09:23

Healthcare is a hot button topic around the world and we all have our own stories about how our medical insurance has or has not worked for us.

Med aid rules to hit the poor

2017-01-15 06:02

Treasury’s phasing out of low-cost primary healthcare has been censured for keeping the public locked into expensive plans

Medical scheme lifts lid on fraud amounting to millions

2016-12-20 17:54

The Government Employees Medical Scheme has uncovered suspected fraud, waste and abuse practices amounting to several millions.

Tax claims for your medical expenses

2016-11-17 18:07

Putting in a claim for your medical expenses can be tricky when filing your tax returns. This is what you need to know.

How medical aids milk you

2016-10-16 06:00

Medical aid scheme trustees are making a killing from member contributions, even more than R500 000.

The pitfalls of some cheap hospital plans

2016-08-21 21:00

If you think your low-cost hospital plan covers you completely, you may be in for a very nasty surprise when you least need it.

The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA

2016-08-11 09:36

See how your medical aid fared as members reveal which plans met their expectations and which ones left much to be desired. Prof Adrè Schreuder speaks to Health24 about the survey.

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.


No clear financial plan on NHI scheme

2017-07-16 06:00

The lack of a clear financial plan in the white paper on the National Health Insurance scheme and how it would be funded is halting decision making in the private sector.

Have you factored in medical expenses into your retirement savings?

2017-03-29 06:00

In an environment where medical costs are rising and markets are constantly fluctuating, is it wise to not make consideration for your medical care in retirement?

New laws on gap cover and hospital cash plans

2017-01-09 06:01

Treasury recently gazetted final demarcation regulations, ending uncertainty on the future of gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies.

Can a medical scheme fire a member for fraud?

2016-12-08 10:23

If you failed to tell the whole truth about your medical history in your application, can your scheme terminate your membership? Not really any more, says the Appeals Board.

Funding for private healthcare sector in crisis

2016-11-03 14:33

Private healthcare in SA is structured so that doctors work alone and are remunerated for the quantity of services they deliver, explains a healthcare management expert.

When is a medical emergency an emergency?

2016-09-14 11:16

You think you need emergency medical care right away, but will your scheme foot the bill?

Discovery gets ready to move into banking

2016-08-16 07:45

Discovery has hired a team of bankers as it steps up efforts to create a new lender, its CEO has explained.

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.

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.

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