With above-inflation price increases announced by medical schemes, many members may be looking for more cost-effective options when it comes to healthcare.
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An often-misunderstood fact about hospital plans is that they don’t necessarily cover visits to the emergency or casualty rooms.
Sanlam and Absa have emerged as the top-ranked medical top-up ‒ often referred to as ‘gap cover’‒ providers in South Africa, according to the first ever ranking of these product providers, conducted by leading wealth and advisory firm GTC.
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.
Discovery and Momentum medical schemes top the tables in the 2017 GTC Medical Aid Survey across most plans.
When considering a medical scheme, you need to look at the viability of the scheme as a whole and then select the plan that best suits your needs.
A lack of young, healthy members is driving up medical scheme costs.
Does an employer have the right to force its employees to join a particular medical scheme if it doesn't subsidise the employees' contributions?
A person under the age of 35 is more likely to claim for income protection or disability than death. While life cover may not be a priority, protecting your future income should be. When Greg, aged 35, was rushed to hospital after a virus attacked his heart, it gave him a serious wake-up call. The attack came out of the blue. For all intents and...
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...