ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDICAL AID

Surviving the self-payment gap

2014-08-19 13:40

One money-savvy mom shares her tips for cutting back on medical expenses.

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.

The most unusual way to make use of an ice box

2014-03-28 12:08

Couple forced to keep their prem baby ice box due to low funds.

Medical aid ripping you off?

2014-03-10 12:30

Getting quality medical aid at an affordable price is important for many people. But is it attainable?

Medical aid ripping you off?

2014-03-07 13:04

Getting quality medical aid at an affordable price is important for many people. But is it attainable?

What you absolutely must know about your medical savings account

2014-02-20 05:00

Many medical scheme members have difficulty understanding just how the medical savings account (MSA) works. Here's some help.

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.

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.

Sizwe Medical Fund under curatorship

2012-09-05 19:03

Sizwe Medical Fund has been placed under provisional curatorship‚ after the Council for Medical Schemes applied for governance concerns to be addressed.

Save money with medical aid tax relief

2012-05-02 12:36

Low income earners can now save up on their medical aid, thanks to the new medical tax relief which guarantees you cash-back. Find out more.

Choosing a medical scheme

2012-03-09 16:31

Here's how to choose the best medical scheme for yourself.

Court ruling keeps basic medical aid cover

2011-11-07 16:50

The high court has ruled that medical schemes must pay prescribed minimum benefits, the basic level of diagnosis, treatment and care a scheme is obliged by law to cover.

Hawks probe medical aid racket

2011-09-18 11:47

The Hawks are investigating corruption in the medical aid industry and have already raided 12 premises, the Sunday Times reports.

Gems covers mostly first-time members

2011-07-20 14:01

More than half the membership of the Government Employees Medical Scheme are getting medical aid cover for the first time.

Medical aids too pricey, say members

2011-06-13 12:59

A survey has found that most medical aid members feel their schemes are too expensive and many are ignorant of what they actually offer.

Gore denies short-term insurance plans

2011-02-22 18:19

Discovery Holdings CEO Adrian Gore says the company has no intention of entering the short-term insurance market in the near future.

To-do list for 2011

2010-12-31 10:59

A financial checklist to help make this your year of living sensibly.

Family can ruin your finances

2010-12-06 10:18

How to protect your money when you have to take care of everybody else.

Private healthcare regulation welcomed

2010-11-02 15:10

The regulation of soaring healthcare costs in the private healthcare sector has been applauded by the Board of Healthcare Funders.

NHI poses med scheme questions

2009-09-02 19:01

The role of the Council for Medical Schemes in the proposed National Health Insurance system is unknown, acting CEO Patrick Matshidze.

 

Surviving the self-payment gap

2014-08-19 12:29

One money-savvy mom shares her tips for cutting back on medical expenses.

Choosing a paediatrician

2014-06-05 15:44

Don't wait until your baby is born before you choose a paediatrician. Your baby will have to be examined right away. How can you make the best decision?

The most unusual way to make use of an ice box

2014-03-25 17:42

Young couple from India forced to keep their premature baby in an ice box due to low funds.

Medical aid ripping you off?

2014-03-09 11:00

Getting quality medical aid at an affordable price is important for many people. But is it attainable?

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.

Your GP can save you money

2014-01-29 14:07

People often go straight to a specialist, but visiting your GP first can save you money and provide you with the same health outcomes.

Your GP can save you money

2013-09-12 16:50

People often go straight to a specialist, but visiting your GP first can save you money and provide you with the same health outcomes.

More to healthcare than price: Discovery

2013-05-29 14:40

People should look beyond just the price when analysing healthcare costs, Discovery Health has said.

Scam threatens medical aid

2012-11-19 09:22

The bhabhaza medical aid scheme fraud by doctors and members will push up premiums for all members and make them unaffordable, according to a report.

BHF concerned by tax credit changes

2012-04-12 07:28

The Board of Healthcare Funders says revisions to tax credits on medical aid schemes will not necessarily benefit low-income earners.

Govt employees ripped off in medical aid

2012-02-20 08:10

Civil servants are paying more for their chronic medication dispensing fees than the maximum amount mandated by the health minister, a report says.

Is your bank account ready for birth?

2011-09-19 16:20

Giving birth can have nasty unanticipated costs.

Medical aid fees to guide NHI payments

2011-08-24 10:11

The plan is to ensure that people won't pay more towards national health insurance than they do for medical aid, says a health department official.

Consumer commission eyes medical schemes

2011-07-07 17:09

Complaints about the medical aid industry have already been made with the new National Consumer Commission, says the Board of Healthcare Funders.

Fraud charges laid in medical aid dispute

2011-02-03 16:31

Liberty Medical Scheme has accused administrator V-Med of "unlawfully" withdrawing money from its account.

Medical aid merger gets nod

2010-12-21 16:24

The registrar for the council of medical schemes has approved a tie-up between two medical aid schemes.

Medical aid court dispute drags on

2010-12-01 17:07

A court attempt to stop a circular prescribing minimum medical aid benefits has been postponed, leaving the matter unresolved.

Tariff guide loss a blow for medical aids

2010-10-27 11:53

The scrapping of the national health reference price list presents "serious challenges" for medical schemes, says Pro Sano Medical Scheme.

'NHI to solve medical aid woes'

2009-08-18 16:02

The proposed National Health Insurance scheme will help resolve problems faced by medical aid members who are not getting value for their money, the ANC says.

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