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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Sep 2013 released (PDF)

 

Various things affect the annual increase, such as healthcare costs increasing above inflation, technology and the increase in noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease. Discovery’s member claims data has shown that those who engage in Vitality are healthier, or fall into their lower claiming group. They are thus concentrating on Vitality again this year to encourage members to join and engage in the programme.

 

 

Summary: Medical Inflation - Is There A Need For Medical Scheme Reform In South Africa?

 

Here is a simple fact-calculated over the past few years, the inflation in medical aid premiums of medical schemes, both open (for the public in general) and closed schemes (private schemes allowing membership only to people employed by certain corporations served by the scheme), has exceeded both the average household inflation in South Africa, as well as the increase in earning power of the household itself.

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jul 2013 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Where should you get your medication?
  • Going to hospital?
  • Tax Certificates
  • Park Run
  • Vitality 5-Walks Challenge
  • Kids Ster Kinekor Benefit

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for May 2013 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Dental cover
  • International benefit SA Global Fee
  • Health ID
  • Tax certificates
  • Vitality Goals base information glitch
  • Vitality fitness points

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Apr 2013 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Hospital cover and networks
  • New benefit now active
  • Vitality goals base information glitch
  • Discovery card options

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Mar 2013 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Income
  • Suspension
  • Bank Detail
  • Who do you call?
  • Discovery Apps
  • Optometry network
  • New Discovery Card partners

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jan 2013 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Check your plan
  • Claiming basics
  • Screening Benefit for everyone
  • Vitality fitness assessments
  • Vitality health food changes
  • No Vitality carry over points from 2013 to 2014

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Nov 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Know your plan
  • Children on discovery
  • New Vitality Seter Kinekor Rates
  • Vitality Discovery Card Autopage Benefit Removed
  • Health ID consent earns you vitality points

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Oct 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Overlapping claims
  • Self payment gap and above threshold
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Vitality: Climb up the status ladded

 

 

Summary: Medical Aid Mergers - Good or Bad for the Industry?

 

Do medical aid mergers help or hinder the medical aid industry? We take a look at the history of medical aid mergers in South Africa and what they have meant for both the industry as a whole and their individual clients.

Read more about Medical Aid Mergers

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Sep 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Annual Increase
  • New Plans and Plan Changes
  • ChroniCare with Dischem
  • Executive Plan Extended Chronic Medication List
  • Living Vitality
  • Insured Network Benefits in 2013
  • Addition of Benefits in 2013
  • Changes to the KeyCare Income Band Calculation
  • 2013 Medical Scheme Contribution Rates
  • 2013 Annual Saving Account
  • 2013 Thresholds
  • 2013 Vitality and Keyfit Contribution Rates
  • 2013 Vitality Fitness and Goals
  • 2013 Woolworths Benefit
  • Discovery/Mall
  • Discovery Card Partners
  • Vitality Mobile
  • Discovery Card Health Wallet

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Aug 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Apps
  • Year End Plan Changes
  • KeyFit Funeral Benefit
  • Vitality Assessments

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jul 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Third Party Authority
  • Changing your plan during the year
  • HIV Care Programme
  • Vitality Check

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jun 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Dental Claims
  • Benefits and Limits
  • Tax Certificates
  • Vitality: things to remember
  • Single Dad's and Vitality Baby

 

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Apr 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Over-the-counter Meds
  • Medsaver benefit
  • Emergency transport and cover
  • Vitality gym membership
  • DiscoveryCard + Verified by Visa
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Mar 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Tax Credits
  • Screening & Prevention
  • Chronic Appeals
  • Discovery Med-XPress
  • Keyfit: What are your benefits?
  • Pick n Pay Rewards: swipe both cards
  • Ster Kinekor Movie Prices
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jan / Feb 2012 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Your Plan
  • Online Guides and Forms
  • Getting in Touch
  • Vitality: Ready... Steady... Activate
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for October 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Deadline for Changes
  • Self Payment Gap
  • KeyCare Income
  • iPhone App
  • Medical Savings Booster 2012
  • Pick n Pay Cashback change from 1st December
  • Funeral Cover through KeyFit
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for September 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Annual Increase
  • 2012 Support Services and Cash back
  • 2012 Online Support
  • 2012 Allied and Therapeutic Benefit
  • 2012 KeyCare Day Surgery and Exclusions
  • 2012 KeyCare Network and Casualty Benefit
  • 2012 Medical Scheme Contribution Rates
  • 2012 Annual Savings Account
  • 2012 Thresholds
  • 2012 Vitality and KeyFit Contribution Rates
  • 2012 Vitality focus on results
  • 2012 Vitality HealthyFood HealthyCare HealthyGear
  • 2012 DiscoveryCard Smart Shopper Multiplier
 

Summary: National Health Insurance (N H I) – News Comment: August 2011

 

Detail:
The N H I ‘green paper’ promulgation is an advance and improvement on the previously sketchily outlined details provided, and it now seems as if the authorities are starting to get to grips with the realities of providing a much needed nationwide healthcare delivery service... read more

 

Summary: Discovery Health changes for 2012

 

Detail:
Discovery Health is making changes to some of its core medical aid plans in 2012. Get all the updates here at Informed Healthcare Solutions.... read more

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for August 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • International Travel
  • KeyCare Medicines
  • Vitality: to smoke or not to smoke
  • Vitality and KeyFit: Gym benefits
 

Summary: National Health Insurance (N H I) – News Comment: August 2011

 

Detail:
The N H I ‘green paper’ promulgation is an advance and improvement on the previously sketchily outlined details provided, and it now seems as if the authorities are starting to get to grips with the realities of providing a much needed nationwide healthcare delivery service... read more

 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for July 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Screening and Prevention benefit
  • Refund at Cost or Discovery Rate
  • Increased Savings: KeyFit and Vitality
  • Vitality Youth
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for June 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Who, what, where: The Discovery group is getting bigger
  • Are your contributions up to date?
  • Emergency Services
  • MedXpress
  • Are you on Gold yet?
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for March 2011 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Insured Network Benefit
  • KeyCare Optometry
  • Dental Benefits
  • Sa-active reporting problems
  • Vitality Costs
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for September 10 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • 2011 Increases
  • 2011 Support Services
  • 2011 In-Hospital Dental Benefit
  • 2011 Delta Network: changes to hospital
  • 2011 KeyCare
  • 2011 Rates
  • 2011 Thresholds and Savings
  • 2011 Supplementary Cancer Protector
  • 2011 Vitality
  • 2011 KeyClub changes to KeyFit
 

Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for August 10 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Endoscopy Co-payments
  • Have you reached Gold / Diamond?

 

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for July 2010 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Tax
  • Know your Vitality status
  • Discovery Life & Invest
  • Chronic Benefits

 

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for April 2010 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Thresholds
  • The choice is yours
  • Tax certificates
  • Healthy food
  • Is Vitality right for you?
  • Personal and Kids Health Reviews
  • Vitality not an employee benefit?

 

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for March 2010 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Delta Plans
  • Backdates
  • Tax free portion of contribution
  • Healthy food
  • Non-smoking
  • Are you on Gold yet?
  • Vitality schools
  • Kids free movies

 

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Jan / Feb 10 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Delta Plans
  • How to Claim
  • Tracking your claims
  • Have you completed your 2010 Online points?
  • Medical Savings Booster and Healthy Food
  • Healthy Food: Rate Your Basket

 

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Summary: Discovery Health South Africa - 2010 changes released

 

IHS attended the launch of Discovery Health South Africa’s 2010 medical aid plans. Here is a brief summary of what we believe are the most important points you need to know about... Read more

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Aug 09 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • KeyCare Income Rules
  • Lipitor Cholesterol Meds
  • 2011 Rates and Benefits
  • HealthyFood
  • DiscoveryCard
  • Do you have the blues?

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for June 09 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Self Payment Gaps
  • Management Programmes
  • Track your claims
  • Website for the HealthyFood Benefit
  • New magazine titles available at Vitality Mall
  • Discovery Miles
  • Are you on Gold Status yet

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Summary: What is GAP cover?

 

More and more medical scheme members are finding they have to pay large Rand shortfalls out of their own pocket in respect
of medical specialists accounts (ie surgeons, anaesthetists) for treatment while in hospital.

GAP cover is a product that .... read more

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Dec 08 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Prepare for the silly season
  • Network hospitals
  • Avoid downgrades
  • Discovery institute
  • Keyclub starter for KeyCare members
  • Vitality - boost your points before year end

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Oct / Nov 08 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Payment of Scopes, scans and dentistry in 2009.
  • Key Club funeral cover update
  • Ster Kinekor benefits
  • Information on the Vitality Health Food card and the Discovery Card

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Sep 08 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Headline contribution increase
  • Priority Plan extreme expenses benefit removed
  • 2009 Contributions
  • 2009 Vitality and Key Club update

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Summary: IHS Discovery Health Newsletter for Aug 08 released (PDF)

 

Includes:

  • Affect of Health Care and Vitality on Life Cover
  • International Travel Cover
  • Key Club funeral Cover update
  • Vitality personal points update

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Summary: Dental insurance

 

Detail: We recently saw the release of two dental insurance plans in South Africa. We have created a page with more details on these plans. Please contact us for further information.

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: This news section will continue to be updated as new information on the medical aid industry is released.

 

Detail: If you find any news, related to the medical aid industry, please send it through either by email or via the form on our Contact Us page. We want to build this site into a useful medical aid resource that can help to simplify your medical aid scheme choice.

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