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What is a hospital cash back plan?

Accidents and medical emergencies requiring hospitalisation are unpredictable in one’s life. Having the assurance that your medical bills are manageable through medical aid is of immense help.
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Proposed National Health Insurance Explained

The income disparities in South Africa are tremendous. With the high cost of healthcare, most people can afford only the public healthcare facilities. This results in a tremendous burden on the public healthcare system, which is also underfunded.
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Do hospital plans still have merit in South Africa?

Hospital plans have become increasingly popular in South Africa. They provide young and healthy professionals with a backup plan in case of emergencies. As these plans have lower premiums than a comprehensive medical cover requires, they are also affordable.
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Hospital Cash Back Plans vs. Traditional Hospital Plans

We are all aware that life does not come with guarantees. The onset of sudden illnesses requiring hospitalisation, urgent surgeries, and accidents occur with no warning. Being emotionally prepared for a mischance may not be possible.
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Saving for Medical Expenses vs. Hospital Insurance

In their youth, people often overlook the fact that their life is vulnerable to diseases and accidents. Preparing for medical emergencies is considered rather low in the hierarchy of needs.
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Getting Health Insurance Quotes For The First Time

If you have never belonged to a medical aid before and are now in the position to take out health insurance for you and your family, you will soon see that it can be quite a daunting task especially if you have no idea what you are looking for or what to expect. 
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Who Should Have Medical Aid?  
 

The simple answer to who should have medical aid is straightforward. Everyone should have it. Living in a country riddled with crime is reason enough to have a good medical aid. Apart from that, stress is the root cause of many of today’s major illnesses, and we also suffer from huge levels of stress in a country where crime affects us daily. State hospitals and clinics are grossly understaffed, and if you had to land up there, quality treatment could certainly not be guaranteed.  
 

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Health Insurance Tips For The Tight Budget

Living in South Africa is hard for most of its citizens most of the time.  SA has a high unemployment rate, high crime rate and its petrol and food prices are not exactly very affordable in the best of times.  The same goes for health insurance policies. These are the realities for almost the whole of the world though, not just here at home, which means that one has to make the best of a bad situation. 
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Can you get a Family Medical Aid? 
 


There are many benefits to belonging to a good medical scheme, but knowing that your serious medical needs will be attended to at a quality hospital is probably the best benefit. A day spent in a government hospital will convince you of this. If you are a young couple with small children, you will be asking the question ‘can you get a family medical aid’? The answer is yes; there are family medical aids that have been designed to provide your family with a customised solution to meet your individual needs.
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Is Health Insurance Really Necessary?

Many people have asked this question especially if they already have a medical aid plan in place for those unexpected surgeries or illnesses.  Health insurance was introduced especially for those instances where a medical aid plan will not cover a certain procedure or hospital stay.  Just imagine if you had to undergo emergency surgery but your medical aid provider decides they are not going to pay for it because you didn’t have the surgery done by one of their network doctors or hospitals.  This could leave you in a huge predicament. 
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