Which medical aid do you trust the most to pay out quickly?

Which medical aid do you trust the most to pay out quickly?

  • Discovery Health

    Votes: 67 66.3%
  • Bonitas

    Votes: 11 10.9%
  • Momentum

    Votes: 6 5.9%
  • Bestmed

    Votes: 6 5.9%
  • Medshield

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sizwe Hosmed

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fedhealth

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Keyhealth

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)

    Votes: 9 8.9%

  • Total voters


MyBroadband Staff
Staff member
Jan 31, 2020
Which medical aid do you trust the most to pay out quickly?
The one with the most payment runs a month since that specifies specifies the time you can get paid after your claim is approved.
Pay out? I've never had them pay me directly.
@MartinGB I know it's Monday but medsheild is duplicated as an option.
Dont see a medsheild on there.

In the end this is a 'how long is a piece of string' type of question as it would depend on so many factors that would be impossible to capture in a poll like this, including the procedure, the administrator, the specific option you are on,. In the optical industry any medial option that is part of the PPN capitation scheme, pays out rather quickly. Discovery and a few others have the ability to receive some claims directly and process them for payment, instantly, with payment then only subject to the normal batching and EFT delays.
Strange question, any doctor practices on the forum?
Not my problem to worry who will pay the quickest.
Discovery rejects, just as quick as they pay. Either way, they are the quickest.
Need another poll option: None of them
Well I've only ever been on Discovery and they always pay out very quickly. One time I submitted a claim late in the evening and was paid out the morning afterwards. Was pleasantly surprised.
I never had an issue with Discovery paying out provided the claim was valid. It was just their support for a communist takeover of the entire medical system that put a bad taste in my mouth.
Disco cos they’re the most expensive?

That’s the general perception though.