Medshield Medical Aid – 4th Largest Medical Scheme

Medshield Medical Aid Scheme

Medshield Medical Aid: Medshield has been operating since 1968 and the merged entity is now the 4th largest medical aid scheme in the South Africa, covering approximately 191 000 lives.

The Medshield Medical Aid Scheme (incorporating Oxygen) has a Global Credit Rating of AA – and has reserves well in excess of the legislated 25%.

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Medshield Medical Aid (incorporating Oxygen)

Medshield has a range of options of which we are featuring 2 on the website. All benefits on all the options are pro-rated depending on when in the year one joins the scheme. Amember has the option of changing their plan without medical underwriting once per year effective from 01 January of the following year.

Medshield Core Plus

The Medshield Core Plus option is designed for people who would like to ensure that they have:

  • In-hospital cover in case of emergencies,
  • Where the related bills are paid at 200% of the medical scheme rate.

The Medshield Core Plus option also includes cover for the 27 Prescribed minimum benefit chronic conditions and emergency evacuation to hospital.

Medshield Medibonus

The Medibonus option offers unlimited in-hospital cover at 200% of the medical scheme rate. Medibonus also includes:

  • Very generous chronic condition cover,
  • Evacuation to hospital in the event of an emergency,
  • Day to day cover.

The day to day cover is in the form of a day to day benefit limit amount with additional cover for GP visits, basic dentistry and basic optometry. Compare Medshield Plans.



This independent cover will pay the additional amount charged by the surgeon and anaesthetist above the scheme rate up to a maximum amount of 5 x scheme rate for in-hospital accounts.” Get Gap Cover Today!

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