South Africa has about 160 medical schemes totaling around 7 million beneficiaries. The total annual contribution to medical schemes is around R35-billion (according to the Council for Medical Schemes – 2006). Take into account that South Africa has a population of more than 47 million people! Less than 15% of SA citizens belong to a medical scheme or have a hospital plan.
Not all medical schemes or hospital plans are open to the public. In fact, of the 160 medical schemes, only about 30 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 hospital plan at heart, but one who can guide you to ensure your needs are met.
Our Hospital Plan Experts will assist you with:
choosing the most suitable hospital plan in the market
investigating more than 30 plans and options
providing pro-active advice on your present medical aid
assist you with claims and query resolution
Some Hospital Plans we use when analysing your needs: