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Understanding the People Behind the Purchases

Understanding the People Behind the Purchases

The final quarter of 2021 is well underway and consumers are turning their thoughts to what matters most as they begin to make plans for the year ahead, with conversations around health remaining prominent at both the dinner and boardroom table.

CompCare 2022 Benefit Updates

CompCare 2022 Benefit Updates

CompCare has announced a 5.4% average weighted contribution increase for 2022. On some options, such as the highly affordable NetworX option – which is ideal for international students and employees under the R10 000 per month salary band – the increase is as low as 0.9%.

Flu Vaccination

Flu Vaccination

Seasonal influenza (or “flu”) is most often caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, and a runny nose.

Lonely? Reach Out And Connect

Lonely? Reach Out And Connect

Many reports speak to an increase in the levels of loneliness experienced by people since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthcare, what should I be asking?

Healthcare, what should I be asking?

If ever you have hoped to see a living example of resilience, you will find it amongst the men and women in our nation’s agricultural community. In the face of a pandemic that brought the world to its knees, many South African farmers have not only managed to survive, but also to thrive.

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

After months of waiting, many South Africans wishing to receive their COVID-19 vaccine are anxious for their chance to do so.

Broadening Healthcare Access – a Shared Responsibility

Broadening Healthcare Access – a Shared Responsibility

There remains a great deal of work to be done in ensuring that the healthcare needs of all South Africans are met. In the meantime, however, we are certainly seeing that healthcare consumers are doing their utmost to keep their healthcare cover intact.

Value for Money Makes All the Difference

Value for Money Makes All the Difference

Despite financial insecurity, an international economic downturn and a local recession, nobody wants to be caught short when it comes to healthcare cover – particularly in the midst of a global healthcare crisis.

The Quest for True Value Is More Important Than Ever

The Quest for True Value Is More Important Than Ever

Financial pressures following a worldwide recession, job losses and reduced working hours have seen many people, particularly younger individuals, tightening their belts while focusing on essentials including accommodation, food, healthcare, and education, and reducing costs such as entertainment and other leisure activities.

Lasting value the name of the game at CompCare

Lasting value the name of the game at CompCare

Financial pressures following a worldwide recession, job losses and reduced working hours have forced many people, particularly younger individuals, to tighten their belts and focus on essentials including accommodation, food, healthcare, and education.

Marketing Healthcare To Women In An Evolving Socio-Economic Climate

Marketing Healthcare To Women In An Evolving Socio-Economic Climate

Prioritising women’s education and health needs not only makes marketing sense, but helps to ensure that the advantages of this access has a wider reach in terms of benefiting their families, wider communities, and can ultimately contribute to socio-economic development.

Medical Scheme Fraud Is Everyone’s Business

Medical Scheme Fraud Is Everyone’s Business

Medical scheme fraud and abuse of benefits is a relatively common problem in South Africa, and schemes such as CompCare have to fight an ongoing battle to deal with the problem, which costs the healthcare funding sector millions of lost rands each year.

Are you struggling over the lockdown?

Are you struggling over the lockdown?

Are you having emotional difficulties during this challenging time? If so, you are not alone, many South Africans are experiencing a great deal of anxiety at this time.

Health & Safety of Employees Returning to Work

Health & Safety of Employees Returning to Work

Josua Joubert, Chief Executive and Principal Officer of CompCare Medical Scheme talks to Ina van der Watt, Director of Universal Corporate Wellness of CompCare, about going back to work after weeks of lockdown.

Working from home: Another ‘new normal’

Working from home: Another ‘new normal’

As we head into our fourth week of the novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown, most of us would have noted that this period has thrown up a number of completely unexpected and unprecedented challenges to our ability to keep the vital cogs of our businesses and the broader economy functioning effectively.

Defending members’ medical savings

Defending members’ medical savings

“I have always maintained that you can tell a lot about a medical scheme
from how it treats members’ medical savings.” – Josua Joubert

Waiting Periods, Explained

Waiting Periods, Explained

Medical scheme waiting periods explainedWhen joining a medical scheme for the first time, new members may not understand why they have a waiting period before they are able to claim. Considering that a medical scheme operates a pool of funds to cover claims of all...

Co-Payments And Beyond

Co-Payments And Beyond

How do co-payments work, why are they necessaryand how best can they be reduced or avoided altogether?When choosing a medical scheme or a new product option it is all-important to consider your benefits, co-payments and finer details surrounding these benefits, along...

Medical Aid, are you getting value?

Medical Aid, are you getting value?

As an innovative forward-thinking scheme, CompCare is not only known for delivering value for money but also for providing best practice health and wellness solutions and member-centric benefits.

Medical Scheme Consolidation: Where to From Here

Medical Scheme Consolidation: Where to From Here

Josua Joubert, Chief Executive and Principal Officer of CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme, looks at the state of play in the funding sector and at the benefits that an amalgamation can hold for members.

How to choose a medical scheme

How to choose a medical scheme

Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, followed by being overweight and obesity

Ladies First

Ladies First

Women tend to be great at prioritizing the healthcare needs of others ahead of their own.

Listen Up Gents

Listen Up Gents

Did you know that prostate problems are one of the most common conditions affecting men today?

Jumpstart Your Body

Jumpstart Your Body

Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, followed by being overweight and obesity