Ill health of medical aids

2015-10-27 08:00

Medical aid schemes face a cash crisis as they pay out more than they collect while pushing up their premiums to above-inflation rates to compensate for hefty private treatment charges

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.

90% of SA men 18 - 24 years old don't have medical aid

South Africans are feeling the strain of financial pressure and opt not to prioritise medical aid, in order to save for more immediate expenses.

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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.


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.

Medical schemes healthy despite fewer members joining

2015-09-01 17:09

The medical scheme industry is financially sound despite low growth in membership, says the Council for Medical Schemes.

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.

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