Home > Medical schemes > News 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. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery 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. Potential amalgamation between Bonitas medical fund and Liberty medical scheme Two of South Africa’s most prominent medical schemes, Bonitas Medical Fund (‘Bonitas’) and Liberty Medical Scheme (‘LMS’), are in discussions to amalgamate to create an even stronger and more sustainable medical scheme. We spoke to Discovery Vitality's CEO about recent changes to rewards Dr Shrey Viranna told us about fitness tracking apps that will be delisted, and just how high different users will have to get their heart rates to earn points. Why medical aid costs are soaring in SA Hospitals and specialists are ‘overgrazing’ medical aid members because there is a lack of regulatory controls, says the Board of Healthcare Funders. 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. There’s more to your medical aid choice than annual increases As households nationwide begin to reshuffle home expenses in an effort to accommodate the above-inflation medical aid premium increases for the New Year, many people are asking if perhaps other medical aids offer better value. Medical schemes may not force you to go to state hospitals for PMBs A decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal that medical schemes may not use their rules to try to evade their duties to pay for Prescribed Minimum Benefits will remain in force. 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. The cost of medical care in the United States Hospital prices vary widely across the United States and this is driving up health care costs, researchers say. load more articles 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.