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Interesting articles about the Medical Aid industry and Medshield position in it
Posted in Articles   |   May 7th, 2021
Nobody can predict what the future holds, and unfortunately, sometimes the sudden onset of illness or an accident are common aspects of life. While it is not possible to accurately predict the emotional toll such occurrences will take, one can at least plan for it financially. While you or a loved one requires medical care, you don’t want to have to worry about whether or not you will face financial ruin thanks to hospital and procedural costs. Here at Medshield, we are simply a cut above other medical aid schemes in South Africa, and joining us as a member means giving yourself and your loved ones the best shot at a healthy, happy life.
The Benefits of Medical Aid Schemes
Many people feel that medical aid schemes cost too much, and because they can cover their own day-to-day doctors’ expenses, they might think that there is no point in investing in a coverage plan. Although the benefits far outweigh the cost, there is no guarantee that one’s health will always be good enough to cover expenses out of pocket. The right plan means you won’t need to rely on state clinics and hospitals for care. It also means you can have tests, screenings, and procedures done early without waiting to save enough cash for it (and potentially worsening your condition). Healthcare does not always just require hospital stays, either – sometimes other expenses appear in the form of physiotherapy, dental visits, and even costly chronic medication that most would struggle to cover each month.
Why We at Medshield Are Different
Since 1968, we have been operating in South Africa which gives us decades of valuable experience and knowledge when it comes to partnering with our members in the right way. We genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of each of our members, which is why we continually strive to make affordable plans available. As a trusted household name, we pride ourselves on offering superior quality that does not break the bank. While other medical aid schemes in South Africa trap members into contracts with hidden costs unclear from the outset, our goal is to make our plans accessible, easy to understand, and suitable for any type of budget.
You can trust us to pay out your claims – just have a look at our solvency ratio and consistent AA- Global Credit rating. We encourage prospective customers to check our payment record with their healthcare providers as proof of our commitment to our members. We strive to make timeous payments and have received, for the 12th consecutive year, the acclaimed AA- rating with a stable outlook for our future payment of claims. Because we are one of the country’s oldest, largest, and fastest-growing schemes, we have been able to develop seven truly fantastic medical aid plans. These seven Benefit Options, as we call them, offer coverage for lower- to higher-income households, and members even have the option of managing their healthcare 24/7 via our available online tools.
Don’t get stuck with a medical aid scheme that simply does not work for you. Contact us today for a quote and get the ball rolling on a future of optimal health and wellness.
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