Know your medical aid options

2017-11-16 19:15

Hospital plans, comprehensive cover, network options…find out what’s the best medical insurance for you.

Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year - study

2017-10-12 13:43

The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is R701bn per year, a study by Discovery Vitality has revealed.

Five of the highest and lowest medical scheme increases for 2018

2017-10-01 13:18

Five medical schemes have announced their contribution increases for 2018, some managed to stay below the 10% mark, but some couldn't do the same.

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.


REVEALED: SA's biggest medical schemes

2017-10-13 10:20

South Africa's biggest medical insurance scheme had almost a million more beneficiaries than the next scheme.

Lawyers issue warnings about NHI scheme

2017-10-08 06:00

Private medical aids and hospital groups should be cautious when offering services to government as part of the proposed national health insurance (NHI) scheme because there are still too many uncertainties surrounding the system

Parliament medical aid scheme drops KPMG

2017-09-27 18:27

Parliament confirmed that its medical aid scheme for MP’s had cut its ties with auditor KPMG.

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.

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