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.


Why medical aid is a must for maintaining your health and well-being

We often want to ditch those grudge payments we feel we must pay. But we need to resist the urge to splurge on superficial services. Instead, we should ensure we have a comprehensive medical aid in place. That is so we can preserve…


Cheap Medical Scheme for All

Let’s face it, in South Africa there are some pretty costly medical aids, and in today’s economic climate you’ve got to do your research for everything to find the cheapest service provider who will also offer you value for money. When it comes…


Minister of Health Wades into Private Sector Health Care

South Africa faces health system equity challenges, and in fact some 43% of total health care expenditure goes to private health insurance schemes, which also only covers 16% of the population. Health care in South Africa is no longer what it is supposed…


Open Letter from Genesis Medical Aid March 2016

Dear Member At Genesis, we believe that the scheme is its members and the members are the scheme. Therefore, decisions taken by the Board of Trustees and the actions taken by management must be fair, transparent and in the interest of all members.…


A Look Ahead at Healthcare Issues in 2016

By Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer at Profmed The South African healthcare industry has been experiencing rapid and varied changes over the last decade or so and the last year in particular has seen a number of issues coming to a head.…


Medical Gap Cover Costs Rocket

It is frightening and disheartening when the very thing that cash strapped South Africans regard as their lifeline – gap cover – goes up beyond what is considered the norm. People with medical aids in South Africa have already switched to inferior plans…


Complaint About Access to Medical Scheme Benefits

An article about the role of a medical practitioner in a complaint by a member concerning access to medical scheme benefits By Neil Kirby, Director: Healthcare and Life Sciences Law at Werksmans Attorneys Lodging a complaint with a medical scheme can be a…


When Changing Medical Schemes – Take Note!

So you’ve heard of a medical scheme that you want to join but you’re nervous to leave your current scheme in case of waiting periods, penalties or even no cover.  What restrictions can a medical scheme apply?  Alexander Forbes Health Branch Head Tracy…


Clever People Choose the Profmed Medical Scheme

The Profmed medical scheme is geared at those professionals who managed to obtain the minimum of a four-degree from a technical university, or a similar equivalent. These individuals will be offered exclusive and affordable cover in exchange for their monthly premium. The benefits…


Moto Health Care to Drive You into the Future

The Moto Health Care medical aid is aimed at those in the automotive industry. It is a restricted medical aid – a bargaining council fund and is registered with the South African Council of Medical Scheme. Moto has been around since October 2007.…