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.
“I have always maintained that you can tell a lot about a medical scheme
from how it treats members’ medical savings.” – Josua Joubert
As you will no doubt be aware, there is currently an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originating in China, which is raising global concern as it continues to spread across the world.
Not everyone is aware of the considerable differences between medical scheme cover and health insurance products.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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