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Medical Aid Funding in South Africa 2016

  • April 2016
  • 121 pages
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Report ID: 2675568

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Medical Aid Funding Sector: This report focuses on South Africa’s medical aid funding industry. The sector comprises 83 registered medical schemes, 23 open and 60 restricted, and currently serves almost 8.8 million beneficiaries. With scheme contributions of R140.2bn and healthcare expenditure of R124.1bn for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, the industry plays a critical role in South Africa’s private health sector, which is currently the subject of a Competition Commission inquiry.


Consolidation and Growing Pressure: During the past fifteen years, the South African medical aid funding industry has consolidated, with numerous small medical schemes amalgamating with larger schemes. Between 2000 and 2015, the total number of registered medical schemes decreased by 42%. According to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), consolidation is viewed as “a response to market forces and is not necessarily a negative development or an indication of instability in the South African medical schemes environment.” However, the medical aid funding industry is a sector under increasing pressure. Regulatory uncertainty continues to undermine the industry. Challenges identified by stakeholders include demarcation regulations and regulations governing Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs). Many role players have called for a review of regulations relating to solvency calculation, risk equalisation and governance. While the number of beneficiaries receiving treatment for chronic diseases rises, the number of new members is decreasing, a trend that is expected to continue. Role players have cited unemployment and the lack of disposable income as the major contributing factors.


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The report on the medical aid funding sector describes the current market, the latest regulatory developments and discusses factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles nine medical fund administrators and 23 medical aid companies including market leader, Discovery Health which increased its market share in the open medical schemes segment from 52.4% in 2013 to 53.4% in 2014, and the Government Employees’ Medical Scheme (GEMS), the largest of the restricted medical schemes.

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