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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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Tanya Seitz

High Aspirations for Universal Healthcare in SA

By Mike van Rensburg, Partner; Leana Engelbrecht, Senior Associate; and Tanya Seitz, Associate at Baker McKenzie. (more…)

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2017 patient survey shows experience of care in local hospitals

The results of the 2017 Discovery Health Patient Survey Scores (PaSS), unveiling the list of the leading 20 hospitals, as rated by patients based on their in-hospital experience, have been finalised and published on the Discovery website. (more…)

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Latest developments: National Health Insurance Bill

Last week, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi convened a media briefing to discuss the release of the highly anticipated National Health Insurance Bill (NHI Bill), which has been approved by the South African Cabinet. (more…)

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Will proposed medical schemes amendments benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are these changes likely to affect the industry and South African private healthcare consumers? (more…)

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Pressing ahead with NHI implementation – IRR report

“The government is busily pressing ahead with implementing its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system,” says the IRR in the latest issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin, released today. (more…)

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Customer convenience is insurance’s new normal

These days, convenience and added value rank high on clients’ decision-making agendas. For 68% of tech-savvy insurance consumers, value-added services rank as one of the top 10 moments of truth, according to the 2017 World Insurance Report. Consumers are increasingly looking for options to access additional value propositions made by their insurance firms. (more…)

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Myrna Sachs, head of Alexander Forbes Health Management Solutions

Financial problems can affect mental health

Financial stress and its impact on mental health has seen a rise in absenteeism, poor work performance and a lowered concentration span at work, says corporate healthcare consultancy Alexander Forbes Health. (more…)

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