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 » Momentum Health » Fedhealth 10 tips on reading your medical scheme’s benefit schedule The devil is indeed in the detail when it comes to understanding your scheme’s benefit brochure. Medical Schemes News PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Prescribed Minimum Benefits: must a scheme pay in full, at cost for these 270 conditions? The battle rages on, despite judgments in several court cases. More in Medical Schemes News Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme Potential amalgamation between Bonitas medical fund and Liberty medical scheme We spoke to Discovery Vitality's CEO about recent changes to rewards Medical schemes may not force you to go to state hospitals for PMBs Why medical aid costs are soaring in SA Some of SA’s cheapest hospital plans See All Medical schemes News » PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Prescribed Minimum Benefits: must a scheme pay in full, at cost for these 270 conditions? The battle rages on, despite judgments in several court cases. Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all. Medical schemes - the basics A medical scheme helps you to pay for your healthcare needs, such as nursing, surgery, dental work, medicine and hospital accommodation. Hospital plans Some of SA’s cheapest hospital plans Money’s tight for everyone. Need to buy down to a hospital plan? Here’s more about some of the low-cost options in SA. What are emergency conditions? An emergency medical condition means the sudden and, at the time, unexpected onset of a health condition that requires immediate medical treatment and/or an operation. Discovery nabs 51% of scheme members10 tips on choosing a medical scheme 10 facts on the self-payment gap Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. 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 » Medical scheme dependants: who qualifies? If you're a member of a medical scheme, who exactly can you register as a dependant? 25 chronic conditions your scheme must cover All medical schemes have to cover their members for the diagnosis, treatment and care of these 25 chronic illnesses. Hospital plan vs. medical scheme Your medical scheme membership fees have gone up again. Is it worth it, or should you rather think of taking out a hospital plan? advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.