Sizwe Medical Aid has Advanced Technology and
Sizwe Medical Aid
began in 1978 and is also known as Sizwe Medical Fund. This medical aid was created to serve South Africans in
lower income groups as well. It claims it uses the latest and best technology available to give members the best
service they can. This enables Sizwe to make their website available on your mobile phone, which is very
Sizwe has three options that you can choose from. Their reasoning is that the
terminology is confusing enough; you don’t need to be further confused to decide between all the different
options and to what extent is a hospital plan appropriate, or day-to-day care or should you rather go for a
The Traditional Program consists of three
different options, from the comprehensive Full Budget, the Primary and to the Affordable option. The medical aid
scheme options are easy to understand and are simply set out. On the website the complete document of each plan is
available for download.
Behind The Scenes Program
The Behind the Scenes Program has 4 different
management programs that assist in providing the best medical and healthcare for members. The four programs
Chronic Medicine Program assists members who are diagnosed with a chronic disease.
You need to register for this program. Prior to submitting the form, you will have to go through an assessment of
your condition as well as an examination.
Dental Management Plan covers you and your family’s dental
Hospital Management Program is the general hospital plan that covers your expenses
when you are hospitalized. As soon as you receive the necessary authorisation for your hospital treatment, a
representative or case manager is assigned to look after you and ensure you receive the best according to your
Member Profiling Program assists you in protecting you and your family against
unnecessary costs by checking the claims and identifying illegal, incorrect and unnecessary claims. It also assists
you if the wrong claim was submitted.
Provider Management Program is to ensure that the different medical and health
services do not abuse medical schemes, and increasing costs unnecessarily.
Value Added Program
The Value Added Program has three different
programs for specific groups of people. They are:
Accidents or emergency transport and emergency
facilities are covered when there is an arrangement between the Sizwe Medical Aid and Europe
Assistance South Africa.
HIV positive or members that are already diagnosed with Aids are covered regarding
medical expenses. A team of medical professionals consisting of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other specialists
assists the patient and help with early diagnoses, and education about the illness as well as the management
Wellness programs are provided rewarding you and your family for a healthy way of
living. You can save money by living healthy. The subscription fees are calculated according to how much or how
little you and your family need medical treatment and healthcare.
There are many medical aids in South Arica and it
could be wise to receive advice from a broker if you are not sure which one to choose.
Sizwe Medical Aid offers a one-stop-shop in
its simplicity of terminology and advanced technology. © Medical Aid