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Tony-Singleton

What gap cover doesn’t cover

With many hospitals and specialists charging multiple times the stipulated medical aid rates, gap cover has emerged as a way to protect consumers against significant medical expense shortfalls, with reasonable premiums of up to a few hundred rand per month for the more comprehensive offerings. (more…)

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Tony Singleton

Understanding the essential terms: co-payments, sub-limits, and non-DSPs

By Tony Singleton, CEO at Turnberry While it’s easy for some of these technical terms to wash over us, understanding the structure of your Medical Aid and Gap Cover is a critical aspect of managing your family’s medical and financial affairs. Some of the least-understood, but most important terms, are co-payments, sub-limits and non-DSP Hospital […]

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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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Don’t dread how the picture can change after 65, be prepared

By Adv. Ronald King, Head: Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, PSG Wealth.  Ageing is enjoyable only if you are healthy. The future demands that every individual should take out sufficient health cover, exercise and follow a healthy diet, but don’t forget your medical aid, gap cover and dread disease cover. (more…)

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Mark Arnold

Resolution Health’s solvency strengthened as membership grows

Building on the gains of recent years Resolution Health Medical Scheme is poised to enter a new phase of growth and security, having attracted hundreds of new members since November last year in a largely stagnant medical schemes market. All of this was achieved while steadily growing scheme reserves. “With prudent management and a diversified […]

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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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Discovery Health partners with HealthTap to provide new services

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, announced the launch of DrConnect, the product of a partnership between Discovery Health and HealthTap, based in Palo Alto, California. DrConnect provides a world-leading platform connecting patients, doctors and medical scheme case managers using state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence. With DrConnect patients have seamless access to high-quality medical […]

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Mark Arnold

Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusive

Health costs have climbed considerably over the past decade and yet, while healthcare cover remains a grudge purchase for many, talk of cost containment measures can make some consumers question whether this comes at the expense of quality. (more…)

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