Home > Medical schemes > General info General info 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 » Medshield Looking for medical aid gap cover? These are the top options Are you looking for gap cover? A recent survey revealed the top gap cover providers in South Africa, making it easier to choose one. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery 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. 12 ways to tell if your medical scheme is good It is difficult to have a full grasp of all the ins and outs of any medical scheme. Rules change, benefits change, contributions change. So how do you tell if yours is a good one? 14 quick facts on medical schemes in SA The world of medical schemes is a changing one. Here are some quick facts on schemes in SA which all scheme members should really know. Manage your medical expenses during winter To obtain optimal value from your medical scheme plan, it’s critical to fully understand the scope of benefits it offers and to manage those prudently. Why choosing cheaper medical cover can cost you in the long run Medical cover is expensive, and getting more so every year. Unfortunately this could mean we opt for lower monthly premiums that could mean you aren't covered in the event of an expensive procedure. 20 claims medical schemes don’t have to pay for You may be lucky and have a medical aid scheme that covers just about anything. If you do, let the rest of us know, so we can join it too! What you need to know about PMBs in 2016 We take a look at everything you need to know about Prescribed Minimum Benefits to help you understand the health services your medical scheme must cover. Medical Aid schemes are squeezing Community pharmacies and consumers The Independent Community Pharmacy Association is challenging the Council of Medical Schemes to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes, to do away with closed DSP’s and to re-look at the way co-payments are calculated, as the current structure does not have the interests of the consumer or pharmacies at heart. Man who spent 12 years in a coma heard everything people said around him At age 12 Martin Pistorius lost his voice and within 18 months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Doctors were mystified and his parents were told he had less than two years to live. Little did they know that he could hear everything they said. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.