In South Africa, it’s common to hear people talking about medical aid and medical insurance, but many consumers don’t know the difference and therefore do not know which option is best for them. The consequences of these uninformed choices affect citizens every day. Most South Africans know what it’s like to rather skip the doctor because their funds have run out, or be involved in an accident and be taken to a less-than-adequate hospital or clinic because their medical cover doesn’t cover them.
Oneplan‘s aim is to put healthcare back into the hands of the people – their health insurance is simply more affordable for South Africans, who get to choose what they need, when they need it.
Oneplan have turned health cover on its head. Instead of paying the doctor and then waiting weeks to get your money back, they pay you before you even see the doctor!
SMS ‘Health’ to 31644 and they will call you back to tell you more… or listen to the interviews below for more info.
The dream of free comprehensive healthcare is often nothing more than a dream in reality. Sven Laurencik from Oneplan Health Insurance chats to Gareth Cliff about the challenges that face government with NHI, assessing the logistics around it, and if this system actually works elsewhere in the world.
Executive Director at the Oneplan Group, Sven Laurencik, joins the Gareth Cliff Show team for a lively discussion around health insurance and health in general. From assessing the health and well-being of the team members, to who should be paying the most to stay alive, Sven’s incredible knowledge and expertise takes the conversation to some fascinating areas of a subject that is so important to us all.
Nicolene has been a friend of the Gareth Cliff Show for some time now. As someone who has suffered a life-threatening head injury, she has made great progress in living a productive life – despite her setbacks, and catches Gareth up on what she is doing right now. She also talks about World Head Injury Awareness Day, and the strides that Headway are making in this field.
Brought to you by Oneplan Health Insurance.
What is the difference between Health Insurance and Medical Aid? Health Insurance – which is what Oneplan Health Insurance offers – refers to the supply of a lump sum that covers hospital care due to accident, emergency or operation, as well as claim money paid out for GP and dentist visits (and other medical needs) based on the chosen plan. Health Insurance is based on YOUR individual needs. It also offers cover that is usually unlikely to be covered by the medical aid such as accidental cover, injury to the body, or death cover. The term is self-explanatory – it is taking out insurance on your health. SMS ‘health’ to 31644 and Oneplan will call you back. And keep listening for more tips for your health care.
Sven Laurencik from Oneplan Health Insurance chats to the team about the difference between medical aid and medical insurance, and how Oneplan is the ideal affordable solution for most people… amidst the talk of sausages and murder mysteries.
In South Africa, it’s common to hear people talking about medical aid and medical insurance, but many consumers don’t know the difference and, therefore, do not know which option is best for them. That’s why the team brings in CEO of Oneplan Health Insurance, Michael Otten, to shed some light on what he and his team are doing by turning health cover on its head.