What is medical aid?
Medical aid is a form of insurance where you pay a monthly amount – called a contribution – in return […]READ MORE
How do medical schemes work?
The definition of a medical aid scheme is: A non-profit organisation made up of a board of trustees, at least […]READ MORE
Why should I have a medical aid plan?
If you don’t want to rely on South Africa’s public health system, getting medical treatment from a private provider can […]READ MORE
What are medical aid waiting periods?
When you join a medical aid scheme, you’ll usually be subjected to a period of time after you join where […]READ MORE
What are prescribed minimum benefits? (PMBs)
Medical schemes in South Africa are required by law to cover 270 hospital-based conditions and 25 chronic conditions in full, […]READ MORE
What is a co-payment?
This is an amount that you must pay from your own pocket for a particular treatment or service. It could […]READ MORE
What do hospital plans cover?
Hospital plans cover only the treatment costs if you’re admitted to hospital. These costs include things like hospital fees, anaesthetists […]READ MORE
What are hospital cash plans vs. hospital plans?
A hospital cash plan is a type of insurance where you’re given a daily cash amount should you need to […]READ MORE
How does medical aid work?
In return for paying a monthly amount – called a contribution – medical aid covers you financially for various medical […]READ MORE
How do medical aid savings work?
With medical aid savings, part of your contribution is paid into a savings account and is not pooled with other […]READ MORE