Compare Medical Schemes
South Africa has about 105 medical aid schemes totaling around 8 million beneficiaries. The total annual contribution to medical schemes is around R85-billion (according to the Council for Medical Schemes - 2009).
Take into account that South Africa has a population of more than 49 million people! Less than 17% of SA citizens belong to a medical aid.
Not all medical schemes are open to the public. In fact, of the 105 medical schemes, only about 20 are open to the public. This number might decrease over the years as the larger schemes take over the smaller ones.
So how do you choose a medical aid or hospital plan, a specific option of the scheme, which benefits to include or exclude? In this ever-changing environment, you need the services and advice of an independent intermediary. Someone who doesn't only have the interests of a specific medical aid at heart, but one who can guide you to ensure your needs are met.
An organisation specialising in the healthcare industry will assist you with:
- choosing the "most suitable" medical aid option in the market
- investigating more than 20 medical schemes and options
- providing pro-active advice on your present medical aid
- assist you with claims and query resolution
Examples of medical schemes used when analysing your needs:
- Discovery Health Medical Scheme
- Fedhealth Medical Aid
- Bestmed Medical Scheme
- Momentum Health
- Genesis Medical Scheme
- Medihelp Medical Scheme
- Medshield Medical Aid
- Profmed Medical Scheme
- Bonitas Medical Fund
- Keyhealth Medical Scheme