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Affordable Medical Aid Options For 2021


When speaking to most people about finding the right medical aid, you’re frequently met with a sigh, a familiar head tilt and general complaints about the familiar hassle and admin of it all. KeyHealth strives to break the cycle of complicated terms, unaffordable options and the struggle that generally comes along with the hunt for the right medical aid.

Securing you or your family’s safety when it comes to medical emergencies of any kind shouldn’t be compromised due to lack of finances. In a time where financial security isn’t easy to come by and health isn’t guaranteed, it’s more important than ever to find an affordable medical aid that you can trust. This task, however, is frequently easier said than done.

Finding the right medical aid option for you and your family shouldn’t feel like a hopeless task, especially when it comes to the affordability of monthly premiums and the cost of ensuring that everyone is covered.

At KeyHealth, we understand that you aren’t just paying for the benefits, but you’re investing in the assurance of your future and the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that you’re covered in emergencies. Ideally, no family should have to panic about affording medical care, which is why KeyHealth strives to provide affordable and smart medical aid options for 2021.

Below are some key points to consider when looking for an affordable medical aid plan.

Consider Your Individual Contributions

When comparing your medical aid options, your age can easily be factored in when it comes to your monthly premium as well as the benefits you should be looking for. With age, the chances of having to take chronic medication will increase, as well other health risks. Be sure to keep this in mind when looking at your options and find a plan that will prioritise your specific needs.

If you’re looking to cover the entire family, the number of people in your family also plays an important role in the affordability and value of your medical aid scheme. Assess the impact of adding family members to your medical scheme and the additional costs involved.

Free Additional Benefits for Your 2021 Options

To add even more value to our membership plans, we offer every member a set of added healthcare-related benefits, regardless of the plan they are on, at absolutely no additional cost. Our three major free additional benefits include the Health Booster Program, Easy-ER, and Smart Baby.

The Health Booster Program

When it comes to your health, we believe that prevention is a crucial step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This philosophy can be found at the core of the Health Booster Program. The KeyHealth Booster Program is a program developed to provide additional care, with a focus on preventative measures. This program is available to all beneficiaries on all plans at no additional cost.

Your medical aid option shouldn’t only assist you in emergencies, but help you maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This is why one of the benefits available on the Health Booster program is the free Health Assessment.

This assessment comprises the following screening tests:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood Sugar (finger prick test)
  • Total Cholesterol (finger prick test)
  • Blood Pressure (systolic and diastolic)
  • Prostate Phlebotomy for PSA

Find more info on our Health Booster Program here.

KeyHealth Easy-ER

Easy-ER is an additional free benefit included in all our medical aid options. In an emergency, the last thing that you want is to be held up by admin and paperwork. Easy-ER gives each beneficiary direct access to a hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) for medical treatment in emergencies. No upfront payment required.

KeyHealth guarantees payment of the full ER event – in case of an emergency. This immediate access comes without any hassle or unexpected fees. It’s also important to verify what constitutes an emergency and what doesn’t. To make it a bit easier, we’ve created a short emergency checklist you can find here.

Smart Baby Program

Becoming a parent can feel like a whirlwind, and although it’s an exciting time, it’s bound to make you feel a little in over your head, especially when you’re expecting your first child. Our Smart Baby Program is there to ensure that you don’t feel overwhelmed or alone.

From online advice and support forums, to everything you need to know about your little one’s first vaccination – we’re here to help! The program provides advice, and it supports parents-to-be when they need it most.

The KeyHealth Smart Baby program provides mothers access to the following:

  • To assist first-time mothers during this exciting time, “The New Baby & Childcare Handbook” by Marina Petropulos will be made available.
  • Access to the KeyHealth Smart Baby Facebook group will provide valuable information and answers to questions regarding the pregnancy and general childcare.
  • Regular, valuable communication during the pregnancy.
  • Information regarding KeyHealth’s maternity benefits available to mothers and babies (e.g. antenatal visits, vitamins, classes, ultrasounds, etc.) and how to access these benefits.

If you’re a soon to be parent and you’re looking for more information on our Smart Baby Program, be sure to take a look at its core benefits here.

If you’re looking for an affordable medical aid scheme and you’d like to chat to a KeyHealth representative about your 2021 options, be sure to contact us through our website or have a chat with us in person in one of our walk-in offices.

We’d love to meet you and talk you through the right pick for a stress-free new year. Alternatively, get right to it and request a quote by filling in your details here.