Most medical schemes have launched their benefits and contributions for 2017 and it is the time when you should be re-looking at your existing medical aid cover or, if you are wanting to join a scheme, investigating which one suits you best.
The medical aid landscape can be tricky to navigate so it is important to compare options and schemes to ensure you find a medical aid that works for you and your family’s health and is within your budget.
Dr Bobby Ramasia, Principal Executive Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, helps guide you through choosing the best plan, whether it’s through the open market or through an employer.
If you are already on a medical aid scheme
Before you choose the best medical aid option, you need an idea of what your typical health care costs are.
You should also consider the following for you and your dependants over the past twelve months:
How much you spent on day-to-day healthcare expenses
Where you or an