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5 Questions to ask when choosing a medical scheme

By Marlize De Villiers

Deciding on the best medical aid policy for you and your family is a mammoth task. This article can assist you to make the correct decision.

5 Questions to ask when choosing a medical scheme
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Medical aid

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?

By Isabelle Coetzee

While visiting another country, you may rely on the in-built travel insurance that forms part of your medical aid. However, what happens if you stay for longer than you would on a typical vacation?

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?
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Insurance

Surgeries NOT covered by medical aid

By Isabelle Coetzee

Cosmetic surgeries focus on aesthetics, while functional surgeries improve health. How does medical aid distinguish between the two?

Surgeries NOT covered by medical aid
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Medical aid

Doctor consultation app launches in South Africa

By Angelique Ruzicka

The Medici app is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. It allows patients to communicate virtually with their own medical providers via text, call or video, anytime, anywhere. 

Doctor consultation app launches in South Africa
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Financial News

CMS’ annual medical schemes report in a nutshell

By Danielle van Wyk

The Council of Medical Schemes (CMS) has released its annual report, which focuses on a comprehensive analysis of the South African private medical schemes industry.

CMS’ annual medical schemes report in a nutshell
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Financial news

Independent pharmacies fight back

By Danielle van Wyk

ICPA distributed a petition against leading medical scheme practices that threaten independent community pharmacies and patient care nationwide.

Independent pharmacies fight back
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Medical aid , Insurance , Hospital Plan

The difference between medical schemes and hospital insurance

By Staff Writer

Many people are under the false assumption that medical schemes and hospital insurance are the same thing, this guide helps to explain the differences.

The difference between medical schemes and hospital insurance
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