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South Africa has about 97 medical schemes totalling around 8 million beneficiaries.  The total annual contribution to medical schemes is around R85-billion (according to the Council for Medical Schemes – 2012).  Take into account that South Africa have 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 97 medical schemes, only about 33 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 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 is met.

An organisation specialising in the healthcare industry and will assist you with:

–  choosing the “most suitable” medical aid option in the market

–  investigating more than 30 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 Scheme

–  Resolution Health Medical Scheme

–  Momentum Health Medical Scheme

–  Genesis Medical Scheme

–  Medihelp Medical Scheme

–  Oxygen Medical Scheme

–  Profmed Medical Scheme

–  Bonitas Medical Scheme

–  Liberty Medical Scheme

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