South Africa has about 105 medical 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 scheme.
Not all medical schemes are open to the public. In fact, of the 105 medical schemes, only about 30 are open to the public. This number might decrease over the years as the larger funds take over the smaller ones.
So how do you choose a medical scheme 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 scheme at heart, but one who can guide you to ensure your needs are met.
Our Medical Scheme Experts will assist you with:
choosing the most suitable medical scheme in the market
investigating more than 30 schemes and options
providing pro-active advice on your present medical scheme
assist you with claims and query resolution
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