n Personal Finance Newsletter - Know your prescribed minimum benefits : medical aid




Extracted from text ... 4 March 2006 Moneyweb's PERSONAL FINANCE All medical aids are required by law to offer certain prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs). Currently, PMBs cover the following 25 chronic conditions: Addison's disease; Asthma; Bipolar mood disorder*; Bronchiectasis; Cardiac failure; Cardiomyopathy; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder; Chronic renal disease; Coronary artery disease; Crohn's disease; Diabetes insipidus; Diabetes mellitus types 1 & 2; Dysrhythmias; Epilepsy; Glaucoma; Haemophilia; Hyperlipidaemia; Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; Rheumatoid arthritis; Schizophrenia; Systemic lupus erythematosus; and Ulcerative colitis. The PMBs also cover 270 conditions recorded in the Medical Schemes Act, such as meningitis, various cancers, menopausal management, cardiac treatment, ..


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