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Medical Aid vs Hospital Cash Plan

Two types of insurance products that are often misunderstood are “Medical Aid” and “Hospital Cash Plan”. These two products are uniquely different from each other. Due to the high cost of hospitalisation, specialists’ fees and other associated medical expenses, it is important that policyholders understand the differences. The table below explains the main differences between…

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Best hospital plan in South Africa

Earlier this year, we reported on the medical aid benchmarking exercise conducted by Towers Watson, a leading international professional services company. Click here to read: https://www.genesismedical.co.za/blog/entry/genesis-medical-scheme-2015-benchmarking This survey found that all four benefit options of Genesis Medical Scheme offer exceptional value for money in its respective segments. In particular, our Private Choice (hospital plan) and…

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VIP Patient on affordable medical aid

A heavily pregnant lady arrived at hospital admissions wanting to be admitted. “I am a member of a very large medical scheme.  Please take me to my VIP suite bed with sea view reserved exclusively for members of my very big medical scheme”, she said. “Sorry madam”, came the reply, “all beds are owned by…

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Medical aid membership and your broker

Medical aid brokers continue to be something of a “hot topic”, particularly as some have recently expressed opinions in the media and on social platforms that customers should avoid smaller medical aid schemes. Their “message” is that only the largest medical aid schemes can safely pay your claims – a very odd sentiment given that…