Home > Medical schemes Medical schemes All sections in Medical Schemes » About Medical Schemes » General Info » Choosing a Medical Scheme » Dictionary of Terms » FAQs » Medical Scheme News » PMB and Chronic Disease » Medihelp Press Office » Momentum Health Press Office » Selfmed Press Office » Bestmed Press Office How to make your savings account stretch By managing your medical savings portion carefully, you could save thousands of rands a year, says an expert. Check out his other tips below. Medical Schemes News Smoking and obesity can cost you a lot of money According to a recent report annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with non-smokers and people of healthy weight. More in Medical Schemes News Minister appoints new council to oversee medical schemes Your scheme and breast cancer – 10 questions to ask Medical records worth more than credit cards on black market mySOS launches SA's newest emergency app Crowdfunding - Latest aid towards medical procedures SA needs organ donors See All Medical schemes News » Choosing a medical scheme 10 tips on choosing a medical scheme Unless you belong to a closed medical scheme through your work, you will have to make some difficult choices when choosing the right medical aid for yourself and your family. See all choosing a medical scheme » PMB and Chronic Disease Know your scheme's PMBs Read your scheme's policy - and understand what constitutes a Prescribed Minimum Benefit. See all PMB and chronic disease » 20 claims schemes will not pay Here are 20 things any scheme is very unlikely to foot the bill for. Don't get a nasty surprise when your claim is refused. About Medical Schemes Medical schemes - a history The world of medical schemes can be a confusing one. This article explains everything from medical schemes to Dread Disease. All about medical schemes » General Info 7 things you should know about your scheme Confused by your medical scheme? Here are some quick answers to questions you may have. See all general info » Consumers hit by high food pricesVAT to push prices of goods upCompanies reject food price warning Hospitals quote for parking but not procedures An enterprising surgeon in Philadelphia says he could find out how much parking would cost at 20 hospitals, but only a few would give a quote for a procedure. FAQs What is a self-payment gap? Up to a pre-determined limit (which is different for every medical scheme) you will be liable for the payments until you reach what is called a threshold. See all FAQs » Momentum Health Press Office Momentum announces low contribution increases If you haven’t started contributing to a medical scheme, then 2013 is the perfect time to begin. Visit the momentum health press office » advertisement Live healthier Healthy weight » Underweight? Eating speed linked to BMI Weight and BMI affect fertility Should we really consider BMI? The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is. Digital health news » Screensaver or eyesaver? How to survive load shedding Computer may predict infectious influenza New Ransomware virus causes havoc An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.