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Health

Five of the highest and lowest medical scheme increases for 2018

Oct 01 2017 13:18

Five medical schemes have announced their contribution increases for 2018, some managed to stay below the 10% mark, but some couldn't do the same.

Health

Medical schemes under pressure to keep hikes under 10%

Sep 21 2017 11:41

Two medical schemes, Bonitas and Discovery Health, have announced single-digit increases in membership contributions for 2018. Can other schemes do this as well?

Health

Would you pay a specialist R1 000 per minute?

Sep 17 2017 21:00

It’s time to curb excessive costs, before it kills both the private health sector and the country’s medical schemes.

Health

Private sector involvement vital for NHI - expert

Jul 17 2017 13:21

South Africa should rely on the strengths of its private healthcare system for a successful rollout of the planned national health insurance scheme, says an international expert.

Health

NHI and your medical scheme: as clear as mud

Jul 07 2017 07:35

Aaron Motsoaledi has presented the revised White Paper on National Health Insurance. Here’s what it says about the possible future of private medical schemes.

Health

What gap cover will and won’t pay for

Apr 20 2017 14:19

Many people who have a basic hospital plan and gap cover on top of that think they are completely covered. Not so fast, says Susan Erasmus

Economy

R1m bill: No one left to deliver our babies?

Apr 06 2017 15:08

Obstetricians are leaving the profession in droves as they can no longer afford to pay the almost R1m per year their indemnity insurance is costing.

Health

Strangled by your medical scheme contribution?

Mar 27 2017 05:02

It’s not just the January crunch as increasingly more people complain about managing monthly expenses. Here are the options if it’s the medical scheme getting the chop.

Health

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.

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