The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Meanwhile employers will have some leeway in pension fund payments – but have been urged to keep up the payments for life cover and similar insurance as part of their pension schemes.
The first case of coronavirus in SA was reported on Thursday.
The principal (main) member of a medical scheme may register dependants, who in some cases qualify to pay a reduced rate.
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Discovery said the increases are below the medical inflation rate.
The Public Protector has praised a High Court ruling confirming that her office has jurisdiction over the GEMS medical aid scheme that is exclusive to government employees, says its spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe.
The council, which regulates private health financing via medical aid schemes, has launched a probe into claims of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners.
Bonitas' Principal Officer Gerhard Van Emmenis says that an inspection into the medical fund is still ongoing.
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The Council for Medical Schemes, a regulatory body for medical schemes, on Thursday issued its annual report for 2017/18.
The Scheme reiterates the concern shared by all citizens of the world about the global
spread of the virus. We further confirm the Scheme’s commitment to assisting our
members to cope during these times of vulnerability.
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Standard benefit packages (SBPs), geographically-defined schemes, and confirming every year you want to pay a broker are some of the big changes the Competition Commission has recommended on medical aid.
Discovery offers the cheapest no-frills medical aid package among those we compared – but it is available only to people who earn less than R9,150.
GEMS, which is a medical aid scheme for government employees, will appeal a North Gauteng High Court ruling on Thursday that granted the Public Protector jurisdiction over it.
Allegations around bullying, coercion and the "use of hidden cameras" will be included in an upcoming probe into allegations of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners by medical aids.
“Growth in demand for mental health services is expected to remain strong.”
A major review released by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is unanimous support for the principles of National Health Insurance (NHI) from stakeholders.
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