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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

A Look At The Top 5 Medical Aid Schemes in South Africa

A Look At The Top 5 Medical Aid Schemes in South Africa

If you want to receive optimal medical care in South Africa, a decent medical aid is an absolute must-have. Without it, you will be at the mercy of the overcrowded public health services. However, when investing in a certain medical scheme, it is very important to know that the company is solvent and don’t take… Continue Reading

SARS Medical Aid Deductions Explained

SARS Medical Aid Deductions Explained

Despite numerous hints and tips, not to mention “how to’s”, there are many South African citizens that don’t know how to properly complete their annual tax returns. Because of simple oversights tax payers end up at the shortest end of the stick instead of laughing all the way to the bank. They pay the tax… Continue Reading

How To Find Affordable Medical Aid

How To Find Affordable Medical Aid

Finding an affordable medical aid scheme that is right for you can sometimes be more painful than a broken leg or a collapsed lung. With over 97 medical schemes registered in South Africa with the Council of Medical Schemes, it’s hardly surprising that most people would rather pull out their hair than make the effort… 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