Home > Medical schemes > News News 3 things you need to know ahead of deciding on a medical scheme for the new year Being informed can make finding the best medical scheme fit for you so much easier. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Who can be a dependant on my medical scheme? The principal (main) member of a medical scheme may register dependants, who in some cases qualify to pay a reduced rate. 10 quick questions on designated service providers (DSPs) All medical scheme members will, sooner or later come across the term Designated Service Provider (DSP). Knowing what it means can save you a lot of money. All you need to know about waiting periods on your medical scheme When you join a scheme for the first time, there are only two types of waiting periods which are applied – and sometimes there are none at all. Here's what you need to know. Medical aid scheme refuses to pay for local doctor's cancer treatment He’s used to giving life-changing diagnoses, but nothing prepared this doctor for his own cancer battle – or the fight with the medical-aid scheme that refused to pay. 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. Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid. Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ The president is hopeful that cleaning up the healthcare system in efforts to protect the NHI Fund will ensure that South Africa reaches universal health coverage. Fears new medical aid law changes may cause 'doctor drain' A key issue of the proposed Medical Schemes Amendment Bill is the impact on doctors, resulting from a proposed uniform tariff for healthcare services. 20 medical scheme myths you should not believe How many of these medical scheme myths do you believe? Get the truth here. 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.