medical aid

  1. Akasha

    Medical aid

    I'm not sure if the same kind of situation has been posted before, so I'm just gonna post about mine. I need medical aid. I'm 21, smoker, slightly overweight, no children, no dependents. I earn almost 4k a month so I'm looking for something that's not gonna be R600-R900 a month. One...
  2. S

    Medical Aid Advice

    I recently started working my first job, but I'm now considering taking out a medical aid. I'm looking for something cheap, like under R1000. All the quotes I got are over R1000. And for hospital cover only, is just as expensive. Commed offer there basic package called Roots. It seems...
  3. K

    Discovery Classic Comprehensive

    Evening everyone. My husband's work has two medical aids in which we can choose from and I have been researching both. The comprehensive scheme on discovery talks about the network which you have to use and yet you can't find out any information about this because I am not joined to Discovery...
  4. G

    To use Medical Aid or Not or ...

    What are your thoughts on this matter: Medical aid. Family of 3 on Discovery's Classic Saver costs R4322 per month or R51 864 pa. In 5 years time you would have coughed up R259 320. Now depending on your risk factor (health, age etc.) you may or may not make full use of these fixed costs...
  5. J

    Finance Spotlight: What is Gap-Cover

    Hi all, A colleague of mine, Andrea Lazzari, that specializes in Medical Aid wrote a interesting article on medical aid gap-cover. Its a quick read but quite impactfull. If nothing else what you should take away from this article is a understanding of how "medical aid rates" work and that...
  6. L

    Medical Aid suggestions for Diabetic?

    Hi I'm a type 1 diabetic, and I'm having no end of hassles with my current medical aid- BestMed :mad: Briefly, despite them claiming to cover my chronic meds in full, they'll cover about an 8th of my meds- IF I downgrade to 20 year old diabetes technology. I'm sick of it. So I'm wondering...
  7. P

    Mandatory Health Insurance Update

    Here it is folks. The highlights of the new NHI act which the health department wants to put through the parliament. It will affect you so do have a read. Better hold on to your cash, cos you are going to need it, and lots of it. South African Medical Journal, August 2009, Vol. 99, No. 8...
  8. M

    Medical aid query: Is this good?

    Looking at Bonitas. Pic Is this a good deal?
  9. V

    Your spending on non-essential health services

    Obama's US Health Reform is in the news getting slammed & a lot of South Africans don't know that a similar process is underway at home, namely the proposed National Health Insurance. Both are loosely based on the UK NHS, which despite its huge problems, guarantees quality health care to...
  10. P

    Medical Scheme. Which one is preferable?

    Hi Guys I was wondering my dad is currently in the army(on army medical) but may be moving over to the private sector and was wondering what medical aid would be best? My parents are both on medication and we are resonably healthy although my mom had breast cancer. Any ideas on a Good...
  11. P

    Medihelp Cancellation

    Right so I am fed up with my medical aid and want to cancel it as soon as possible. What I want to know is, is this possible or do medical aids tie you into a minimum term contract (like cellphone providers) or do I simply need to let them know in writing and give them some sort of notice...
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