South Africa has about 160 medical schemes totalling 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 55 million people!
Less than 16% of South Africa's citizens belong to a medical scheme.
Not all medical schemes are open to the public. In fact, of the 82 medical schemes, only about 22 are open to the public. This number might decrease over the years as the larger schemes take over the smaller ones.
According to 2016/17 CMS annual report at the end of 2016 there were
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 are met.
We can and will assist you with:
Examples of medical schemes used when analysing your needs:
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