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Corporate wellness remains a strong contributor to productivity levels

Bestmed Medical Scheme hosted its inaugural Workplace Wellness Conference today, which aims to provide fresh perspectives on employee well-being in the workplace. The conference focuses on the current health conditions of the South African workforce and how employers can address these conditions through the design and implementation of programmes that support a healthy culture. (more…)

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Victor Crouser, Coastal head of Healthcare for Alexander Forbes

Attributes of a good healthcare adviser

AUTHOR: Victor Crouser, Coastal head of Healthcare for Alexander Forbes Most medical schemes announce their changes for the following calendar year from September onwards. The changes normally come into effect on 1 January and towards the end of the year is when members must re-evaluate their cover and determine if they are on the most […]

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Update on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill

The National Treasury today issued the following statement: The development of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has involved wide consultation with broad sections of society since its publication for public comment. (more…)

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Health Squared Medical Scheme set to disrupt healthcare market

Health Squared Medical Scheme set to disrupt healthcare market

A combined total of more than 80 years’ solid healthcare funding experience will soon unite following the launch of Health Squared Medical Scheme through a merger between Spectramed Medical Scheme (Spectramed) and Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health) as from 1 January 2019. Both schemes’ members have voted in overwhelming favour of the merger with […]

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NHI will undermine, not improve, healthcare for all

Pressing ahead with National Health Insurance (NHI) will steadily undermine South Africa’s excellent private healthcare system, and overburden the country’s already gravely deficient public health system, at vast cost to taxpayers. (more…)

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Jeremy Yatt

Putting members back in control of their healthcare – and finances

Lack of flexibility regarding their unique healthcare needs is listed as the single biggest concern of medical scheme members. Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth Medical Scheme, explains that while medical schemes are generally limited by legislation from personalising benefits in a way the market would ideally prefer, over the last six months Fedhealth has […]

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Gap Cover for seniors – what you need to know

As we advance in years, we may gain invaluable wisdom, but for many of us the ageing process can also signal the onset of new health concerns. (more…)

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GTC comments on Competition Commission’s findings into private healthcare costs

  The Competition Commission has released its much-anticipated findings into the reasons behind the high cost of private healthcare, which inquiry commenced in 2013. Jill Larkan, Head – Healthcare at leading wealth and financial advisory firm GTC, shares insights on some of the most prominent findings and recommendations. Medical schemes As part of its investigation, […]

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