Archive for December, 2010

Can anyone join a Medical Aid?

December 14, 2010

Any person can join a medical aid, irrespective of their age or health.  This includes people with pre-existing medical conditions, however the medical aid may impose a 1 year waiting period before paying for claims related to this condition. This is to avoid abuse. People over 35 years of age will be held liable for […]

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Medical Aids and the Chronic Disease List

December 8, 2010

25 chronic conditions covered by all Medical Aids All Medical Aids have to comply with the rules set by the Council for Medical Scheme of South Africa (CMS). CMS has compiled a list which specifies medication and treatment for the 25 chronic conditions that are covered by the PMB’S (Prescribed Minimum Benefits). Such list is called the Chronic […]

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