Healthy Life | Essential Med

By: Essentialmed  11-11-2011
Keywords: Medical Aid, Health Insurance

Think of 29 women you know personally. Now imagine one is diagnosed with breast cancer. It could be your mother, sister, wife, cousin, best friend or girlfriend… it could be you!   It’s a horrible thought but according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), it’s reality with one in every 29 South African women [..]

There are few more complex industries than the healthcare industry and the financial services industry. This article aims to demystify this world, highlighting the key differences between health insurance and medical aid and thereby empowering you to decide which is best suited to you and your family’s needs.

Keywords: Health Insurance, Medical Aid

Other products and services from Essentialmed


Product info | Essential Med

All that is needed for hospital pre-authorisation and the payment of a stated benefit to cover in-hospital expenses irrespective of procedure, consultation or service is your Essential Med card and. All that is needed for free consultation and medication from any of these Care Cross healthcare professionals is your Essential Med card and.


Policies | Essential Med

Our Basic policy option is ideal for a healthy, active individual or family that is looking for reliable, qualitative day-to-day healthcare benefits and hospitalisation cover in the event of an accident or emergency as well as insurance benefits in the case of permanent disability or death.


Procedures | Essential Med

There is no waiting period for the following hospital cover benefits: Accident hospitalisation, Emergency room or casualty visits, Permanent disability benefit, Death benefit. For most of our day-to-day benefits the waiting period is only 30 days, the only exception is for optometry, which has a waiting period of 12 months.


Healthy Body | Essential Med

Since we can’t hide the effect of winter couch-sitting sessions forever, here are some fun ways to shape up for summer. Balancing deadlines, bills, traffic and difficult co-workers or customers is all in day’s work. National Obesity Week aims to encourage South Africans to maintain a healthy body weight.