Discovery announces price hike for medical scheme members



After freezing its medical aid contributions at the same level for the first half of the year, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) has announced a 5.9% increase across all its options, reported Fin24 (22 May 2021).

Last year, the Council for Medical Schemes recommended that medical aids freeze their price hikes

for 2021 or limit their increases to around inflation, which is currently above 4%. This was to “insulate members facing financial hardship” during the pandemic, the CMS said.

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