MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour. “We believe in building strong relationships and have always tried to find ways in which we could recognise and honour our referral partners. These awards allow us to do just that,” says Jason Fester, MediFin Marketing Manager.
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Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?

Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?The world of medical schemes in South Africa is a very different one to 25 years ago. There are strict rules and regulations governing the industry, there to protect both the members and the financial sustainability of the scheme. Now is the time of year when medical schemes announce their annual increases and benefit changes. It means people re-evaluate their existing medical cover and opt for new schemes, new plans or join a medical aid for the first time. Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, discusses some of the important membership rules and regulations.
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SA needs to rethink its healthcare model

SA needs to rethink its healthcare model
[[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>In South Africa, the healthcare expenditure as part of gross domestic product is 8.5%, which is quite a way below the World Health Organisation’s global average of 9.95%. Healthcare services in this country are fractured, split between public and private with the latter still only providing care for a tiny percentage of the population while accounting for a staggering 52% of healthcare expenditure.
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Practitioner retention is vital to sustainable health models

Dr Numaan Mohamood, divisional director of member care, Liberty Health
Dr Numaan Mohamood, divisional director of member care, Liberty Health</span>Substantial inroads have been made for funding healthcare in Africa in the last decade. Now, thanks to solid population risk management tools, the potential to attract and sustain medical talent and services in-country has never been better.
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