What Is Gap Cover?

Ever Wondered What Is GAP Cover?

What Is Gap Cover? A lot of South Africans have not heard about medical aid gap cover. Here is a short explanation, and how it can save you money.

Medical Aid Gap Cover Explained:

  1. 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 (i.e. surgeons, anaesthetists) for treatment while in hospital.
  2. GAP Cover is a product that covers the principal members and dependants of South African medical schemes for these out-of-pocket costs. The cover would be the amount of the Rand shortfall incurred in respect of a hospital procedure, by the patient as the result of the medical specialist charging above the Scheme Rate.
  3. The maximum GAP would be 5 times over and above the Scheme Rate. The vast majority of medical aid schemes cover hospital procedures at NHRPL or possibly slightly above this rate, which puts most members at a fair degree of financial risk.

A simple example:

  •  Your anaesthetist and surgeon sent you accounts totalling R15 000. The Scheme Rate amount is R5 000. The shortfall covered is R10 000. What a relief!

You might be wondering what does Gap Cover cost? Read more…

An interesting read: Fin24 Article

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