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.

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…

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…