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Home-based care - There is no place like homeThe shift towards home-based care was accelerated by the Covid pandemic. Although not necessarily always possible for Covid patients, the benefits of home-based care vs hospitalisation have been highlighted for both patients and their families for several procedures and illnesses. Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, says the scheme has a renewed focus on home-based as an alternative to in-hospital care, without compromising the health of its members. 18 Oct 2021 Read more

Redefining healthcare in 2022As South Africa moves to Covid-19 adjusted Level 2 and vaccination numbers increase, access to quality healthcare remains a priority. Today, Bonitas Medical Fund announced its 2022 product line up offering. This includes the use of reserves to keep contribution increases lower, a Benefit Booster to stretch day-to-day benefits, a revised international travel benefit with payment for Covid tests and a contribution towards quarantine costs. There is also a renewed focus on preventative care, virtual consultations and plans that enable more South Africans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare. 21 Sep 2021 Read more

Performing in a pandemic: Bonitas announces healthy annual resultsBonitas Medical Fund reported its financial results for 2020, with significantly bolstered reserves of R6.1bn. Luke Woodhouse, chief financial officer of Bonitas says, "The Fund, which has 40 years' experience in the medical aid industry, had 333 141 principal members and total beneficiaries of 710,157 as of 31 December 2020. This accounts for 14% of the open scheme market, representing 8.3% of total market share." 5 Aug 2021 Read more

Covid hub drives education and vaccinationThe third wave of Covid-19, which is predominantly the Delta variant, is having a major impact on our healthcare system with reports of hospital admissions being significantly higher than during waves one and two. "We can attest to this by the ongoing monitoring and analysis provided by our actuarial teams," says Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund. "In 2020, we had a total of 8,111 members hospitalised due to Covid-19 as opposed to 7,815 over the past six months." 20 Jul 2021 Read more

Generics and biosimilars - champion cost-savers in the healthcare industryIt is common knowledge that healthcare costs rise exponentially and medical schemes have to find ways to reduce costs both for the medical scheme and its members. Kathy Malherbe spoke to Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, about generics and biosimilars and how they contribute towards reducing healthcare costs. 6 Jul 2021 Read more


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