Category Archives: Medical Aid

Which South African medical aid scheme is the best?

Which South African medical aid scheme is the best?

Which is the best medical aid scheme in South Africa? This is a question that we often find ourselves asking. The internet is full of articles and each medical aid scheme will tell you that they are the best. Is there a “best” medical aid scheme in South Africa? To tell you the truth: There… Read More »

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Medical Aid For Pregnant Women – What You Need To Know

Medical Aid For Pregnant Women – What You Need To Know

Undoubting many of you ladies have heard about the joys of child birth and what a rewarding experience it is. To be sure being pregnant and giving birth is one of the most amazing miracles in life. Holding your little one in your arms for the first time brings about a flood of emotions that… Read More »

  • Samantha Janse van Rensburg
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… Read More »

  • Samantha Janse van Rensburg
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… Read More »

  • Ernst Brocker
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… Read More »

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Medical Aid Schemes vs. Hospital Plan

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… Read More »

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Medical Aids and Late-Joiner Penalties

Medical Aids and Late-Joiner Penalties

Many South Africans are not aware of these “fines” which schemes lay on those who joins a medical scheme late in their life. The downside of these penalties are that they are not a once-off fine, but a something a member must pay for as long as they have a medical aid. A late-joiner penalty… Read More »

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What is a medical aid?

What is a medical aid?

A medical aid is chiefly a medical scheme, or plan, that has been adopted by the governmental agencies to provide a type of insurance package for those members participating in the scheduled payment plan. It operates on the law of large numbers, meaning that there is a larger pool of members paying into the pool… Read More »

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Cheap Medical Aids in South Africa

Cheap Medical Aids in South Africa

To find cheap medical aid schemes in South Africa can sometimes be a very difficult and tedious process. Some cheap medical aid schemes provide more day-to-day benefits and less health care benefits while others offer more health care benefits and less day-to-day benefits. The reason is that the government determines the price of medical plans… Read More »

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