If you and your family are relatively healthy and keeping medical aid costs low is a priority for you, then a hospital plan is the cheapest way to go.
Adding your parents onto your medical aid will result in cost savings, as they’ll be covered at lower rates for dependants. In many cases, if you are adding an adult dependant, there’s a general waiting period of around three months – and up to twelve months if that adult dependant has a pre-existing condition.
The most popular medical aid schemes Discovery Health. Fedhealth. Medihelp. Medshield. Bonitas. Momentum.
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Bonitas noted that seven of its current options are priced between R1,500 and R3,000 per month, which is where the medical scheme market is experiencing growth currently.
Bonitas (73.9) and Discovery (71.4) perform on par, while GEMS (69.4) and Momentum (69.7) are below par. Momentum has remained on a three-year decline in this indicator. All other schemes have shown some improvement in 2019 scores.
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How much does it cost
|0 – 14650||2852||2172|
|14650.01 – 25301||3157||2440|
You can join GEMS if you are employed in: A National Department listed in Schedule 1 of the Public Service Act. A Provincial Department listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act. A Provincial Administration listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act.
Bonitas is one of South Africas top 5 largest open medical schemes and provides cover for approximately 710 000 lives. It offers a choice of 13 medical aid options with the Standard option being the most popular. Premiums for a single member range from R1 159 to R7 207.
A hospital plan covers treatment and medical costs that arise while the insured is booked into hospital , while a comprehensive medical aid plan will cover hospital costs and other private medical needs like specialist consultations, GP visits, and additional tests or procedures.
These are the top and bottom 5 medical aids in each category, for a single member. Entry-level – low-salary.
|1||Compcare Networx ED (R501 – R4 000)||R450|
|2||Compcare Networx ED (R4 001 – R5 000)||R576|
|3||Compcare Networx ED (R5 001 – R6 000)||R576|
|4||Momentum Ingwe Network Hospital (R676 – R6 300)||R759|
Individuals who earned less than 85K or $170 for a couple the premiums = $115.40 a month. Individuals who earned between $85,001 to $107 or couples who earned between $170K to 214K = $161.50 a month. Individuals who earned between $107K to $160K or couples who earned between $214k to $320K = $230.70 a month.
At age 60, the average premium is $543 . If a person is 64 years old, the average health insurance premium is $600 – 3 full times what it is at 21. It is also important to note that while this is a general guideline, prices vary dramatically from state to state.
The program, which covers roughly 51 million older Americans, is not free. Part A (hospital coverage ) comes with no cost , yet Part B (outpatient coverage ) has an average monthly premium of $135.50 for 2019. For prescription coverage under Part D, the average premium is $32.50 this year.