Medical Scheme Articles

Below are links to a number of medical scheme-related articles. These are intended to supplement the information contained in the articles about the individual medical schemes.
The articles cover such subjects as how to choose, and how to join, a medical scheme, and those ranging from Cancer Treatment to the Council for Medical Schemes.
As emphasised elsewhere, we encourage you to take your time in deciding which medical scheme to join, or whether or not to change medical schemes. Research online, read articles, maybe talk to a medical scheme advisor. These decisions are amongst the most important that you will make about your family’s future. When you really need your medical scheme, the choice you made will be very important.

Jul
21

Medical Schemes Improve In SAcsi Survey But Customers Still Not Happy

A survey conducted by independent firm South Africa Customer Satisfaction Index (SACSI), found that the majority of policyholders in the country are unhappy with their medical schemes. Significantly SAcsi interviewed more than 3,000 customers of South Africa’s leading medical aid providers including Discovery…

Jun
14

High Cost of Medicine Hits Medical Schemes

Recently there was a Discovery Health Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delegates at the Summit heard that the cost of medicine for chronic diseases was too high. This was threatening the sustainability of South Africa’s medical aid industry. Delegates heard that medical…

Jun
5

Medical Aid Quotes for South Africans

You can get a medical aid quote in South Africa via the internet. Depending on the option you select you will either receive a no-obligation comparative quotation by return email, or an expert medical fund consultant will contact you by phone to discuss…

Apr
19

Council for Medical Schemes Wants Low Cost Options for the Masses

The South African Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that it wants to introduce low cost options for medical aid. These options will benefit millions of people who would otherwise not be able to afford medical scheme membership. According to the acting…

Apr
14

Medical Scheme Challenges PMBs in Court

A South African Medical Aid Scheme is challenging the prescribed minimum benefits (PMB) legislation. The legislation requires full medical aid coverage of PMBs, regardless of cost. Genesis Medical Scheme has filed papers against the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi. They charged that the…

Apr
6

What Comprehensive Medical Cover Means in Retirement

It is a fact that most people’s health needs increase when their ability to pay for them decreases. So while working and earning a living, most people can afford to pay for health care. But then they go into retirement and really need…

Mar
23

Makoti Medical Scheme Options Offer High Quality Affordable Care

Makoti medical scheme options give members of the scheme high quality medical care that they can afford. And the medical scheme also aims to prevent illness by helping members remain healthy. Importantly, there are very few options, but what this medical scheme guarantees…

Mar
19

Fedhealth Medical Aid Options Include Hospital and Comprehensive Plans

Fedhealth medical aid options are varied, offering everything from fully comprehensive plans to solid but straightforward hospital cover. There are three basic plans in the package of Fedhealth medical aid options ranging from an entry-level medical aid scheme for those who have never…

Feb
25

Discovery Health Offers Savings, Rewards, Benefits and Technological Advantages

Discovery Health offers a wide range of plans. Discovery, South Africa’s largest medical aid, boasts more than R11 billion in reserves, and a top notch AA+ credit rating for covering claims. For this reason it is able to offer enormous benefits, savings, rewards…

Feb
24

Bestmed Non Profit Mutual Medical Scheme

Bestmed mutual scheme, one of South Africa’s oldest medical schemes, is a quality healthcare provider that, as a non-profit company, negotiates with service providers to get high quality, cost-effective medical services for its members. There are three different primary mutual scheme products from…