Medshield MediCore (Oxygen merged with the Medshield Scheme) is a pure hospital plan, making it an ideal choice for young, healthy individuals. Cover is unlimited at network hospitals, and specified procedures are paid at 200% of the scheme rate. The plan includes generous maternity benefits. There's unlimited cover for cancer as a Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB), and a chronic medicine benefit applies for 26 chronic conditions. Beneficiaries have access to the Netcare ambulance service and wellness screenings.
Oxygen medical aid merged with the powerful Medshield Scheme in October 2010, becoming the fourth largest medical aid scheme in the country, with a total beneficiary base of 161 456 people (as of 2014). This provider has a healthy solvency ratio and a global credit rating of AA-, so you can rest assured that the company is financially secure and able to settle members' claims.
Who should use this provider?
Medshield's comprehensive range of medical aid options has been designed to provide adequate medical cover for all customers, from those who are young, healthy and single to growing families, to elderly individuals who need cover for chronic conditions, access to generous day-to-day benefits and comprehensive in-hospital cover.
Oxygen Medical Aid Special Benefits
- One-day turnaround of all claims and an average 14-second call response time.
- All members have access to a range of useful disease and cost management programmes, including oncology, hospital management, chronic medicine management and AIDS programmes, as well as programmes for managing chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, asthma and diabetes.
- You and your family have access to emergency medical services, including medical guidance over the telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.