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When you join a scheme for the first time, there are only two types of waiting periods which are applied – and sometimes there are none at all. Here's what you need to know.
The Government Employees Medical Scheme is aligning its benefits with the objectives of the National Health Insurance fund, to provide primary healthcare access to the vulnerable.
You submit the doctor’s bill to your scheme, but they don’t pay it. Here are some possibilities to help you solve this puzzle.
Aaron Motsoaledi has presented the revised White Paper on National Health Insurance. Here’s what it says about the possible future of private medical schemes.
Prescribed Minimum Benefits, according to the Council for Medical Schemes, is a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the option they have chosen.
Are you thinking about changing your medical scheme? This expert gives us a few key questions to ask when making that decision.
Ever wondered what your medical scheme does with your monthly contribution, especially if you are a low claimer?
Medical scheme members are often angry and upset when they realise hospitalisation costs are mostly not fully covered by their medical schemes. Gap Cover could be the answer.
Medical insurance is cheaper and pays you per day you're in hospital. Is this really enough to cover you, or are you taking a big chance?
There are big changes afoot in the world of medical insurance: if you have a medical gap cover policy, a top-up policy or hospital insurance, you need to read this.
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.
In today's tough times, many middle-aged people find themselves having to help their parents financially - and that includes medical cover.
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Saving on your monthly contribution might seem as a good idea until a family emergency and your hospital bill put a dent in your pocket. Here are a few reasons why cancelling your medical aid is not really a money-saver.
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.
If you get breast cancer, how much will your medical scheme pay for your treatment?
Medical schemes essentially spend their money on two things: healthcare expenditure and administration costs.
When you want to join a new medical scheme, you have to fill in a detailed medical history. So how much do you tell? And can they suspend you medical aid membership?
Gap cover essential as medical schemes move to manage spiralling healthcare costs and specialists capitalise on lack of cost regulation.
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