Medical Aid Societies Explain Monthly Service Fee Reviews – Pindula News

Medical aid companies say they are forced to make monthly adjustments to the cost of their services in response to tough economic conditions.

Speaking at the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) conference in Victoria Falls, the organization’s chief executive, Shylet Sanyanga, said the disparities in the exchange rate are something something they can’t solve. She says:

The main reason for the prevailing deficits is an exchange rate mismatch and this is something the AHFoZ cannot address.

To keep the medical aid societies up to date means that they also have to make adjustments and we are now doing monthly reviews.

AHFoZ cannot sit back and say there will be no more shortages. We have to engage and we all have to understand the reasons for the shortcomings.

Medical aid companies tend to request top-ups from medical aid contributors when seeking medical care.

Some service providers also require money up front as the cost of health care keeps rising.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also Minister of Health and Childcare, is expected to officially open the conference on Friday. | NewsDay

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