With annual medical aid premium increases for 2018 in excess of inflation, consumers have some tough choices to make if they don't want to be caught on the wrong side of a medical bill.
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This year most medical scheme members will see premium increases well above inflation, with the industry average hovering around 11%.
We set ourselves a challenge to try and find medical cover for one of our readers. Our findings show that medical cover is expensive for many middle-income earners and that a comprehensive hospital plan is possibly the best option. Elizabeth has three children aged 3, 6 and 9. She has a take-home pay of R15 000 and has to fully cover the costs of...
In the course of writing the following article for the Mail&Guardian I discovered that medical aids are cutting back on the medications they will pay for as part of their chronic cover. Someone for example who is on Lipitor for hypertension may find next year that they have to opt for the generic. We specifically selected our medical aid...