All you need to know about waiting periods on your medical scheme

2019-10-13 15:45

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.

Govt medical scheme to align benefits with NHI

2018-11-10 10:58

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.

Possible reasons why your medical scheme is not paying your bill

2017-11-06 13:13

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.

NHI and your medical scheme: as clear as mud

2017-07-07 07:35

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.

Could PMBs be on the way out?

2015-03-17 13:41

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.

How to know which medical scheme is best for you

2014-12-10 09:17

Are you thinking about changing your medical scheme? This expert gives us a few key questions to ask when making that decision.

Is your medical scheme rolling in the cash?

2014-08-13 14:45

Ever wondered what your medical scheme does with your monthly contribution, especially if you are a low claimer?

Without Medical Gap Cover, members are liable for shortfalls

2014-05-08 09:54

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.

Is medical insurance enough?

2013-08-15 11:00

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?

End of gap cover and hospital insurance?

2012-03-13 00:00

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.


SA’s biggest medical aids are hiking rates by nearly 10% – these are now the cheapest entry-level options

2019-09-25 15:05

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.

Choosing a medical scheme for your parents

2017-11-23 07:00

In today's tough times, many middle-aged people find themselves having to help their parents financially - and that includes medical cover.

Everything you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth and your medical scheme

2017-07-18 14:11

What costs to expect when you're expecting...

Why you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover

2016-02-02 15:49

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.

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.

Your scheme and breast cancer – 10 questions to ask

2014-10-07 09:49

If you get breast cancer, how much will your medical scheme pay for your treatment?

How the funds of medical schemes are spent

2014-08-13 14:44

Medical schemes essentially spend their money on two things: healthcare expenditure and administration costs.

Honesty and your medical history

2013-12-18 14:48

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?

When the gap becomes a chasm

2013-08-05 14:33

Gap cover essential as medical schemes move to manage spiralling healthcare costs and specialists capitalise on lack of cost regulation.

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