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Restricted medical schemes in SA: 15 facts you need to know

Jan 13 2017 05:31

Just over 41% of medical scheme members in SA belong to restricted medical schemes. Here are some pertinent facts to know.

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15 facts you should know about open medical schemes

Jan 10 2017 05:01

How much do you really know about the inner workings of your medical scheme? Here are some quick facts on open medical schemes in SA.

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What to know about medical scheme members

Dec 26 2016 14:45

The profile of members on your medical scheme can have quite an impact on your contributions, benefits and the health of your scheme.

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New laws on gap cover and hospital cash plans

Jan 09 2017 06:01

Treasury recently gazetted final demarcation regulations, ending uncertainty on the future of gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies.

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Medical aid benefits in the firing line again

Dec 09 2016 10:38

The Council for Medical Schemes has announced that the Health Department has not accepted its proposed revision of Prescribed Minimum Benefits, says Susan Erasmus.

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Can a medical scheme fire a member for fraud?

Dec 08 2016 10:23

If you failed to tell the whole truth about your medical history in your application, can your scheme terminate your membership? Not really any more, says the Appeals Board.

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Gap cover and hospital cash plans here to stay

Nov 25 2016 11:42

Gap cover and hospital cash plans will still be available to consumers, but the days of primary healthcare insurance policies are over, according to new regulations.

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Non-communicable diseases still leading cause of death in Africa

Oct 26 2016 19:14

Unhealthy lifestyles are a key risk causing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Africa, as overburdened health systems make it difficult to access appropriate care.

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Your medical scheme’s reserves could be costing you money

Sep 27 2016 10:46

By law your medical scheme needs to have 25% of all annual contributions in reserve. But is this really necessary, and is it making your contribution increases skyrocket?

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Sharp increases for medical scheme members

Sep 26 2016 07:13

Momentum and Discovery Medical Schemes' announcement of average increases in contributions of between 10.2% and 11% has come as a shock for consumers.

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