Medshield has announced a 6.3% weighted average medical aid increases for 2022, despite the regulator’s recommendation that medical schemes should raise their 2022 contributions by no more than 4.2 %.

According to Medshield’s principal officer, Thoneshan Naidoo, the scheme took the pandemic in consideration when adjusting contribution hikes.  Since the onset of Covid-19, Medshield has paid more than R500-m in pandemic-related claims and vaccinated around 40 000 of its members.

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