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Quality, easy-to-understand information and advice on MEDICAL AID, HOSPITAL PLANS and GAP COVER from a professional and fully licenced broker.

There are so many medical scheme companies in South Africa it is difficult to know which is the best, affordable Medical Scheme to join.

Do You want the best Medical Aid information? Well, here is all you need - in one place.
No need for you to spend hours on the Internet!

Choosing and joining a healthcare plan is not easy exercise! There is a lot of information you need to go through and be aware of.
That can be confusing and take a long time to understand.
These pages will answer your questions and offer you in-depth information to make you feel secure that you have (and understand) the best plan for your needs.

Use the links to get the advice you want.
And if you have concerns or questions please CONTACT US!
That is why we are here!

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What is Medical Aid in South Africa?

Healthcare expenses can be the most expensive we have to pay! Medical Aid is designed to help you meet pay those unexpected costs.

How does it work?
Waiting periods.
Late Joiner Penalties.
How Your Claims are Paid.
What is PMB?

These and other questions are explained in basic, easy to understand terms.

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Frequent Questions on Medical Aid

No one said investigating medical aid is easy!
Understanding medical aid can be time consuming and confusing!

Here are answers for some questions you may have.


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Different Types of Plans

Medical schemes have different plans for you to consider and the extent of the benefits they offer, determines the price or contribution you will pay.

Plans vary from fully comprehensive (and the most expensive) to basic cover (very affordable) that are linked to what you earn.

They all are designed to help you afford the finest medical care you can get.

See what they offer you.

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Get an idea of how much a medical aid plan in South Africa will cost.

Use these enquiry pages to submit request for FREE information on these specific medical schemes.

Then do a comparison to find one that meets your needs.


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Medical Aid Schemes we Support

Take a look at these top healthcare insurance companies in South Africa.

Select the ones that interest you and get further information on what they offer, quickly and easily!

Save your time and frustration spent on the Internet!

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Gap or Top Up Plans

Private healthcare is the best you can get, but it is expensive and many medical aids do not pay full private rates in hospital.

A Top Up or Gap plan will prevent you having to pay for an expensive claim shortfall!

It will also help with procedure co-payments!

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The Best Dental plan available!

Dental costs are the second highest financial threat we face, after hospitalisation.
Medical aids do not cover these expenses fully, so the need to consider additional cover is vital.

This plan will help pay for dental procedures your medical aid does not cover.

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bestmedicalaid - Blog

Healthcare is a complicated and dynamic industry.

Because it is such a critical part of your life, you need to be able to get the latest news about medical aid and how it affects you - in short and easy to understand articles.

Take a look...!


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How to join a Medical plan.

Joining a Medical plan is really not difficult!

Get step by step advice on what you should do when becoming a member.

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Coronavirus Lockdown is Taking My Money

Our income is under threat. We all need to cut or costs. But before you terminate your medical aid, please consider this advice

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Why Use Me?

I am Peter Pyburn, an Approved Financial and Medical Aid Broker.
FSP Licence # 2995.
Council of Medical Aid Accreditation BR 7428
I am a fully licenced, registered broker with Masthead, Financial Intermediaries Association, Council for Medical Schemes. is my unique website on Medical Aid in South Africa.

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  • Do you have endless problems with the administration of your plan?
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  • Are you still waiting for someone to call you back?
  • Have you problems with unpaid or short-paid claims stuck in the system?
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