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Who is the Best Medical Aid in South Africa?

Who is the Best Medical Aid in South Africa?

The answer is simple: There isn’t one! We have market leaders and schemes that come in at a close second but ultimately there isn’t a single medical aid that stands out above the rest. The gist of it is that each medical scheme has their own attributes, but what it really boils down to is… Continue Reading

PRESS RELEASE: Genesis Medical Scheme posts lowest annual contribution increase

PRESS RELEASE: Genesis Medical Scheme posts lowest annual contribution increase

Members of Genesis Medical Scheme can look forward to enhanced benefits in 2016, and, for the fourth year running enjoy the lowest contribution increases in the open schemes market. The announcement by Genesis of an average contribution increase of 5.5% (*) leads the way amongst open medical schemes with the lowest average increase.  In addition,… Continue Reading

The Role of the South African General Practitioner (GP)

The Role of the South African General Practitioner (GP)

One often wonders how the South African public, and perhaps more particularly the members of medical schemes, view our country’s general practitioners (GPs). What do they believe their function and value to be? What important functions do they perform that contribute to the overall healthcare delivery in our country? What reasons would patients perhaps have… Continue Reading

Company Medical Aid Schemes for Employees

Company Medical Aid Schemes for Employees

Members of medical aid schemes in South Africa are grappling more than ever before with their annual contribution increases that have been, for more than a decade now, above both inflation and salary increases. The interim solution for many people is to “buy down” on their medical aid cover in order to offset the difference… Continue Reading

Hospital Cash Back Cover vs Hospital Plan

Hospital Cash Back Cover vs Hospital Plan

Health insurance is widely and rightfully considered to be one of the most important forms of insurance by far, primarily because most people consider their health to be their most important asset. As a result, many different insurance options are available that cater to a range of budgets and provide different forms of coverage against… Continue Reading

Why You Should Choose Liberty Medical Aid

Why You Should Choose Liberty Medical Aid

Liberty Medical Aid Scheme is an insurance company developed to meet your needs, as either a family or an individual. Liberty Medical Scheme has a variety of healthcare options pointed at creating partnerships and solutions that work for individuals, corporate groups, administrators, health organisations, and governments. About Liberty’s Benefits When you choose Liberty Medical Scheme,… Continue Reading

Terms Used By Medical Aid Schemes

Terms Used By Medical Aid Schemes

There are certain terms that are used by medical aid schemes, and if you do not know these terms you will be unable to figure out what it means. Knowing these terms is helpful because then you are not left wondering what a certain term means, and that will help you to understand your medical… Continue Reading

What is Gap Cover?

What is Gap Cover?

When it comes to having medical aid, you need to know what exactly is covered, and how you can go about making sure that everything is covered. This is because health insurance is a very important thing to have. Without the coverage, you will have to pay out of pocket for every medical expense that… Continue Reading

Medical Aid Schemes vs. Hospital Plan

These days, it is true that many South Africans have had it rough when it comes to differentiating between the medical aid scheme and the hospital plan. In most cases, people have found themselves in chaos and confusions for failure to draw a line between the two. For instance, they do spend on the hospital… Continue Reading

Reviewing Some Medical Aids In South Africa

Reviewing Some Medical Aids In South Africa

In recent years a number of medical aid schemes started emerging. The result is that the South African public has a long list of schemes to choose from. Such a long list can cause a major headache. To make things even further worse the medical funds offers a long list of various options and benefits… Continue Reading