IF YOUR MEDICAL AID CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10% NEXT YEAR, WHAT DECISIONS WILL YOU BE TAKING?

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It’s almost medical aid review time of year again. You know the drill, right? Either your broker rolls around to discuss your new medical aid plan options for 2018, or your Medical Scheme simply sends you the notification in the post. It doesn’t matter which way you receive the news, one thing is for sure. Your medical aid contribution is going to increase next year! Can you live with the increase? That’s the real question.

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10 thoughts on “IF YOUR MEDICAL AID CONTRIBUTIONS INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10% NEXT YEAR, WHAT DECISIONS WILL YOU BE TAKING?

    • I agree that it’s expensive, but what are our choices?

      If you’re not a big user of your current plan consider downgrading to a more affordable plan next year?

  1. Downgraded this year but ended up with the risk of being exposed since it was not timeously. I did do OTC for minor ailments which costed next to nothing. I have weighed options thoroughly and found that a medical scheme with traditional savings option is the best for my individual needs. If it went up by 10% in 2018 then that is reasonable. I would not change option. You pay for benefits you expect and well healthcare environment (GP’s, etc) fees increase too so schemes must meet those rates as well.

    • Ask your medical aid whether they offer the same brand of chronic medication on one of their cheaper plans. Diabetes would have to be covered on all plans regardless, but we’re aware of certain doctors who prescribe different chronic meds which aren’t always covered.

  2. I have always had Med Aid but now being a pensioner on a fixed income means that each year it becomes harder to stay on a Med Aid with the increases in cost. At the time we need cover most we almost cannot afford it any longer and know that we will soon be forced to go to govt hospitals and doctors with the known drop in standards of these. Death seems like an option if it gets to this .

  3. i need an affordable Medical Aid for my kids, my current medical aid is too expensive and the pay back is less than a quarter, I fond myself using my medical about 5 times and my savings is finished. My contribution in about R36 000 per year and I only get a savings of about R8 000. I need something more affordable with better benefits.