Medical Aid Articles

Below are links to a number of articles relating to various aspects of medical aid. They are designed to offer additional information that may help you to decide which medical aid to join, or whether to switch to another scheme.
In choosing a medical plan, we urge you to take your time, read lots of medical aid articles, get quotes, maybe consult a medical aid consultant.

Your choice of medical aid is one of the most important decisions you will make. We hope these articles about medical aid will help you make a better choice – a choice that will look after your family’s health for the whole of their lives.  The decision if not just a financial one.

Sep
26

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…

Sep
21

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…

Sep
18

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…

Aug
30

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…

Jul
9

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…

Jul
9

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.…

Jul
7

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…

Mar
29

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…

Mar
3

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…

Mar
3

Discovery Health Core Series Product Platform

As one of South Africa’s leading medical aid fund manager, Discovery Health offers a wide range of plans and options for members. And while the plans vary from the KeyCare plan to the Executive plan, all the options cover the Prescribed Minimum Benefits…