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Discovery Health recovers R568m in fraud savings for 2017

In 2017 Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud in the healthcare system resulted in a significantR568m recovered on behalf of client schemes, compared to R405m in 2016,” says Discovery Health CEO, Dr Jonathan Broomberg. “We also estimate that the ‘halo’ effect of these fraud-control activities, in which health professionals and others contemplating fraud desist from […]

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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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Bonitas Ask Afrika Orange Index

Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund

  Bonitas Medical Fund was recently awarded the Ask Afrika Orange Index for service excellence. This makes it a hat trick for the Fund this year, having earlier received both the Kasi Star Brand Award and the ICON Brands Survey award – both for the medical aid category. (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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Momentum Health announces average weighted increase of 8.3% for 2018

Announcing a weighted average annual contribution increase of 8.3% for 2018, Momentum Health cited stability and growth in terms of its financials, product and service offerings in a challenging industry landscape. (more…)

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Medical Records & Stethoscope

Bonitas showing strong vital signs

The annual results for Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas), 1 January – 31 December 2016, were announced today. Gerhard van Emmenis, Principal Officer said, ‘Increasing healthcare inflation and economic pressures are proving to be a challenge to the entire healthcare industry. The reality is that when consumers are struggling medical aid, which is essentially a grudge […]

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South Africa’s most affordable medical aid option launched

Umvuzo Health, the country’s leading restricted low-cost medical scheme launched the all-new Activator Option during the unveiling of their new brand. Both the new Umvuzo Health brand and the new Activator Option created great interest and a welcome relief for those earning less than R3 850 a month. (more…)

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Just three days to the 2017 FIA Awards

South Africa’s world class financial services industry will not have to wait much longer to find out which insurance and investment brands are recognised by intermediaries as the ‘best of the best’! The finishing line for the 2017 FIA Awards is in sight and any of the shortlisted finalists are within a nose of scooping […]

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