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.

Jan
12

Medical Aid Policies for Families

Medical aid cover in South Africa is plentiful, and growing competition between the different providers ensures a host of healthy choices. There are Medical Aid Policies for Families out there. Schemes such as Selfmed offer different plans too to suit different budgets and needs.…

Jan
11

Cutting Medical Aid Costs in 2017 – Keeping You Updated

There are 100 or so medical aids in South Africa – open and restricted. An open medical aid of which 59% of principal members belong, means that the scheme is open to the general public – anyone can become a member. Some open…

Jan
11

Don’t Cancel Your Medical Aid

Most South Africans join medical schemes to avoid having to go to a defunct state hospital Some are lucky to join a medical scheme through their employment. This spares them from having to pay the full amount out-of-pocket for private health care. So…

Jan
11

Discovery Executive Medical Aid Plan

A good medical aid allows you to get the best health care there is in South Africa. There are many medical aid plans from many leading medical aid schemes, and you’re able to compare them to get appropriate cover. You’re advised to always…

Jan
11

GEMS Emerald Value Medical Plan

GEMS Medical Scheme was registered in 2005 to meet the health care needs of government employees. This particular medical aid is committed to providing useful information so that people can make solid choices about their health care cover. GEMS Emerald Value is something to…

Jan
9

Medical Aid Tax Deductions in South Africa

To improve the tax system, the medical tax credit system (MTC) has gradually replaced the medical aid tax deductions system in South Africa. In fact, it was in March 2014 that medical aid contributions fell within the tax credit system. An Additional non-refundable…

Oct
6

Be Prepared for the Ailments Associated with Each Life Stage

Does your medical scheme benefit option match the ailments and needs of your age group? Some health conditions can strike out of the blue. But other health problems tend to arise as a result of ‘wear and tear’. And the presence of such…

Oct
5

Medical Schemes Price List for Vein Surgery

Varicose veins are the result of the faulty valves preventing the backwards flow of blood in the legs. That causes the blood to pool, and the veins to protrude. Fortunately, vein surgery is possible to improve matters. Many years ago the only treatment…

Aug
20

Medical Expenses – How to Avoid an Unexpected Debt Burden

These days medical expenses arising from severe injury or disease can result in hundreds of thousands of Rands in medical costs. Such an event can quickly wipe out personal savings, retirement funds and university investments. The reason for high medical expenses is two-fold.…

Aug
11

Genesis App for Smartphones

People and their mobile devices have become inseparable. Therefore, human lives intertwine with phones which they use to connect with others, to retrieve information and for entertainment. Genesis now offers a Genesis app which helps medical staff connect with their customers, and to…