Medical Scheme Companies

Below are links to articles about most of the open medical scheme companies operating in South Africa. They are intended to assist you in deciding which medical scheme to join. We encourage you to contact the medical schemes you are thinking of joining.
In addition, we encourage you to consult an advisor on medical scheme companies – but make sure that you know up front which companies they are affiliated to. We also encourage you to get quotes from different medical schemes.
One important point – be up front and honest in disclosing any chronic conditions you or members of your family suffer from. If you ‘Hide’ them, a medical scheme company has the right to refuse to pay for treatments and operations related to such conditions.

Jan
15

Sizwe – Affordable Medical Aid for All South Africans

Sizwe is one of the larger providers of open medical schemes in South Africa, and is administered by Sechaba Medical Solutions (Pty) Limited. What is medical aid? The purpose of medical aid such as Sizwe medical aid is to provide you and your…

Dec
21

Discovery Health Medical Scheme

The Discovery Health Medical Scheme has a total membership which exceeds two millions lives and this makes it by far the largest medical aid scheme in the country. The brand was first launched in 1998 and has received an AA+ rating from independent…

Dec
21

Key Health Medical Scheme

The Key Health Medical Scheme is one of the country’s most affordable medical aids and it caters to both individuals and groups. It has a membership of more than 88 000 lives and it serves the open market and the local government sector.…

Dec
21

Fedhealth Medical Scheme

Fedhealth Medical Scheme

  The Fedhealth Medical Scheme is one of the oldest medical aids in South Africa; it was established as Reef Medical Scheme in 1936. It has almost 80 000 members and an annual turnover of over R2 billion, which makes it one of…

Dec
21

Liberty Medical Scheme

South Africans have a wide variety of medical plans to choose from, which is why the task can feel quite daunting. The Liberty Medical Scheme is the country’s fourth largest open scheme and it was created when Liberty Health Medical Scheme merged with…

Dec
14

Bestmed Medical Scheme

Introduction The Bestmed medical scheme is one of the oldest medical aid schemes in South Africa. With almost fifty years of experience they are one of the top open schemes, representing more than two hundred thousand members and their dependents. It is financially…

Dec
14

GEMS Medical Scheme

Introduction The GEMS medical scheme is the fastest growing health cover company in South Africa. The name of the scheme (Government Employees Medical Scheme) should be enough to make it clear that it is a closed scheme. However, there a millions of potential…

Dec
14

Oxygen Medical Scheme

Introduction The Oxygen medical scheme, now the fourth largest in South Africa, came into being in 2010 after a successful merge with the Medshield scheme. The scheme claims to provide health cover for more than a quarter of a million people. They boast…

Dec
14

Bonita Medical Scheme

Introduction There are many medical aid schemes but most people prefer to rather stick with one of those that have a good track record and that has a history of serving their members. The Bonita medical scheme most certainly count among the latter.…

Dec
14

Bonitas Medical Scheme

Introduction Bonitas medical scheme prides itself on their ability to offer affordable medical aid. They are of the opinion that no other scheme offers such a variety of plans that enable almost everybody to afford at least some basic cover. Nobody will argue…