Health Insurance cover

Updated: 1/11/20In South Africa, health insurance is generally used as a cheaper option to belonging to medical aid. Companies that cannot afford to subsidise full medical aid cover for their employees, may be able to pay for health insurance cover. … Read more

Discovery Health Medical Aid Scheme and University of the Witwatersrand Staff Medical Aid Fund to merge

Updated: 23/09/17Discovery Health and the University of the Witwatersrand Staff Medical Aid Fund are to merge 1 January 2018 The Acting Registrar of Medical Schemes has approved the merger between the Discovery Health Medical Scheme and the University of Witwatersrand … Read more

Pending liquidation of COMMED

Updated: 4/08/17The Council for Medical Schemes has issued a Press Release today The decision to liquidate COMMED was taken, with the concurrence of the Council, after taking into consideration reports issued to the Registrar by the provisional Curator and the … Read more

Who owns your medical savings account??

Updated: 23/06/17Constitutional Court rules in favour of Genesis medical scheme. The Council for Medical Schemes has just released Press Release 9 of 2017. The Court has ruled that medical savings accounts can be treated as assets of medical schemes. Why … Read more

COMMED placed under provisional curatorship

Updated: 7/06/17The Council for Medical Schemes has just issued Press Release 8 of 2017 “COMMED placed under provisional curatorship”. For the report from the Council, please click here: PressRelease8of2017 “COMMED” placed under provisional curatorship

Topmed Medical Scheme and Pharos Medical Plan merge 1 January 2014

Updated: 15/09/16Well, there you have it…. first merger of the New Year. Topmed Medical Scheme and Pharos Medical Plan will merge with effect from the 1 January 2014. The Registrar of Medical Schemes has confirmed the merger.  

Medical Aid Scheme contribution increases for 2013.

Updated: 15/09/16Dear Readers, With thanks to Laura du Preez of Personal Finance (article dated 29 September, in the Weekend Argus). That time of the year is upon us once again, Year End Revisions and scheme contribution increases. As per Laura’s … Read more

Confirmation of amalgamation of Clicks group medical schemes and Moremed Medical Scheme.

Updated: 15/09/16Dear All, Just an update: The Council for Medical Schemes has just released circular 64 of 2010. They have confirmed that the Moremed Medical Scheme and Clicks Group Medical Scheme are amalgamating as from the 1st of January 2010. … Read more