Medical Aids

There are a large number of medical aids in South Africa. Many have membership  restricted to those who work for a particular company. But many have so such restrictions. Twenty or more such medical aid companies are listed below.
Each of the listings are linked to articles providing information about the company and its various medical aid offerings. For example: ‘Liberty Medical Aid’ and ‘Momentum Medical Aid’.
Also listed below are articles on various medical aid related subjects. For example: ‘The cost of medical cover’, ‘ Cashback medical aids’ and ‘Medical aids compared’. Take your time when deciding which medical aid to join – it will one of the most important decisions of your life.


Genesis Benefits in 2018

Are there ANY useful benefits to look for in Genesis benefits 2018? Genesis covers all approved conditions, including PMBs Genesis pays hospital accounts in full in terms of tariff agreements with the hospital In private hospitals, Genesis pays specialist charges at 100% or…


Why is Selfmed a Leading Medical Scheme?

What About Selfmed Make It a Leading Medical Scheme?  Selfmed has a solid reputation built over 50 years Great quality, personalised service Offer a range of affordable, simple products Committed to high ethical standards It is a financially stable entity   Solid reputation…


Bonitas announces annual increase and changes for 2018

In September 2017 Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas) announced its lowest increase in six years today. Read on to find out about Bonitas medical scheme prices in 2018. 2017 was a challenging year for the healthcare industry. So Bonitas’s contribution increase for 2018 will…


Medical Aid Made Easy

Access to good healthcare remains a concern for most South Africans. And choosing a medical aid to suit your financial status and needs can be very confusing. That’s not surprising as according to the Council for Medical Schemes there are 83 medical aid…


NHI Needs Medical Schemes to Survive

The NHI white paper stipulates that until the National Health Insurance is fully implemented and matured, the role of medical schemes will not change. Director General of the Department of Health, Precious Matsoso says, ‘This doesn’t preclude any changes to the business of…


How To Choose A Medical Aid

How do I choose a medical aid? Full cover or hospital plan? Track record Solvency Exclusions Other pitfalls   It is a well-known fact that medical cover does not come cheap, so making the right decision at the outset is very important. There…


Discovery Medical Aid Is Brilliant

Why is Discovery Medical Aid brilliant? Discovery is ranked Number One Flexible and affordable health care Many advantages Vast range of medical aid plans   Definitely, it is no wonder that Discovery Medical Aid is the top-ranked health insurance provider in South Africa.…


What is CureMed?

What is Curemed? FREE medical aid advice Offices in major cities FREE assistance when claiming Apply online   For free independent medical aid advice, look no further than CureMed. It is one of only a handful of medical aid brokerages that offers personalised…


Network Options for Medical Aid

If you want to know what is meant by network options for medical aids, you might have noted something about this when you joined. Most of the medical schemes are to be found on a network option or a non-network option. Sound a…


List of Affordable Medical Aids in South Africa

Here is a list of affordable medical aids EssentialMed EssentialMed, established in 2005 and offer plans ranging from day to day cover through to hospital plans and comprehensive cover. Their Personal Health Insurance cover starts from R159 per month and gives options to…