medical aid

 
How to choose a medical aid plan
How to choose a medical aid plan
It’s that time of year again. Many major medical schemes have opened up brief, annual window periods in which members can change their plans....
#AIDS2016: ​HIV may be a prescribed benefit, but not all medical schemes cover ARVs
#AIDS2016: ​HIV may be a prescribed benefit, but not all medical schemes cover ARVs
Almost 30 years ago, virtually no medical scheme covered HIV. Today, legislation has made medical cover for HIV non-negotiable, but some patients...
Medical aid board says SA has no choice but to back NHI
Medical aid board says SA has no choice but to back NHI
South Africa’s healthcare system is not merely unviable or unsustainable, "it is at the brink...
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
"We are seeing dentists going under," said Maretha Smit, chief executive officer of the South African Dental Association (Sada).
SA's health insurers gird their loins
SA's health insurers gird their loins
Health insurance providers are preparing for a fight if new draft regulations, effectively outlawing certain health insurance products, are passed in...
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Usually there is only one healthcare system in a country, made up of a number of role players, but the South African healthcare system is unlike...
Why medical aids are so expensive
Why medical aids are so expensive
Healthcare is complex. Our bodies are the most complex machines we know of, and our brains and minds work in ways we do not yet fully comprehend....
Comment: Preventative care will lower costs
Comment: Preventative care will lower costs
The average life expectancy of a South African is 59.6 years according to the July 2013, edition of the Statistics South Africa field-worker...
Medical aids mind the policy gap
Medical aids mind the policy gap
The effect of insurance products on private medical schemes is a concern to policy experts. As South Africans battle rising healthcare costs, the...
Member ignorance the lifeblood of medical schemes
Member ignorance the lifeblood of medical schemes
The health ministry is concerned about the level of ignorance among members of medical schemes regarding what cover their monthly premiums entitle...
'Let private skills come to NHI's aid'
'Let private skills come to NHI's aid'
"Private medical administrators' skills should be regarded as a national asset from which the National Health Insurance (NHI) can greatly...

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