It’s around this time of year that medical plans start posting their benefits, contributions, and enhancements for the next year – and the options can be overwhelming, especially since it’s often not easy to make like-for-like comparisons. There are currently 18 registered open medical plans to choose from, all with
South Africa’s second open medical aid scheme, Bonitas, announced a 4.8% weighted average increase in its medical plans in 2022. The increases will vary according to the group’s plans, with the BonStart premium contribution fee decreasing by 7.9%. This can be attributed to the low cost / benefit ratio and
Medical plans are expected to announce contribution increases for 2022 that are in line with recommendations from the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), said Jill Larkan, head of health counseling at GTC. Before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, medical plans typically exceeded CMS increase guidelines by around 4%, Larkan said.
provide families of employees who have died due to Covid a two-year base salary as well as pension, bonus and other applicable statutory benefits, and support children’s education and cover critical hospital expenses for affected families, company general manager Suresh Narayanan said. Among other support programs, India’s largest packaged food
The Compensation Fund (CF) has called on retirees and workers, without medical coverage, to get vaccinated as the CF has done, in partnership with the Rand Mutual Assurance Company Limited (RMA) and The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), has made more than R 1.3 billion available to support the
After a six-month premium freeze for 2021, South Africa’s largest medical aid scheme, Discovery Health, has announced price changes that will take effect from July. Discovery’s plans will increase at a rate of 5.9% across all areas. Taking into account the 0% increase for the first six months of the
Israel yesterday started sending emergency medical aid to India to help fight the world’s biggest wave of COVID-19. The Foreign Ministry tweeted this morning: “We are delighted that the first shipment containing oxygen generators and concentrators sent from Israel last night has now arrived in India. Israel is committed to
The Ukiah Police Department recently honored its officers for their work over the past year, including two who provided medical treatment to a man who collapsed in the parking lot of a grocery store. According to the UPD, officers Alex Cowan and Patrick Infante responded to the parking lot of