We know the medical aid industry is complicated, and the information presented on this site can be overwhelming. Hopefully this page will be a good starting block to help you find your perfect cover.
What rehealth.co.za does and does not do
We list and compare all benefits for all open medical aid schemes. An “open” medical aid scheme is one that any person can join, regardless of their employer or other criteria. We do not list closed or “restricted” schemes.
We enable information to be quickly compared or filtered according to your needs.
At the heart of what we are trying to achieve is “add transparency”. We want to give you as much information as possible, wipe away the jargon and confusion, and allow you to make an informed choice based on all the information that is available.
DIY: Where to start
- If you do not fully understand PMBs, Scheme rates, DSPs, and Networks, read this first
- If you are looking for a new scheme or plan, and are cost-conscious, start here
- If you want to find or change a plan within a specific scheme, use the top menu to find your desired scheme
- If you want to compare any two plans, go here
- If you want to get in touch with us, go here
How we can help
- We can recommend a new plan, if you are uncovered
- We can review your current plan
- We can recommend an alternative plan to the one you have
- We can find the perfect gap cover for your plan
- We can review your LJP (late joiner penalty)
- We can manage your plan and your claims for you
All of the above service are free, and some require a broker appointment (also free).
Things to keep in mind
Understand that there are different cost aspects to a medical aid. At the base is the premium, which is what you must pay every month. On top of that your further contribution will depend on whether you choose a hospital plan, a plan with savings or a comprehensive plan.
Some plans only charge for 2, 3 or 4 children maximum. Some plans charge for all children. In addition, different plans have different criteria for the “cut-off” age of a child. We list those on each individual plan.
Some plans charge a different premium for the same benefits based on your income. The lower your income, the lower your premium. We refer to these as “income based plans” and identify them on the plan pages.
Some plans offer cheaper premiums for the same plan if you opt to use hospitals and service providers in the Network only.