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Are vitamins a waste of money?

Mar 26 2017 11:54

Every year, billions of rands are spent on vitamins as many South Africans desperately consume them, hoping that their purported benefits lead them to better health and vitality.


Debate heats up over NHI and medical aid schemes

Feb 08 2017 07:11

Private medical schemes stand in the way of the proposed National Health Insurance scheme and should be abolished, says the SA Health Professions Council president.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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