The Council for Medical Schemes’ latest annual report shows that the Discovery Health Medical Scheme

(DHMS) lost almost 50 000 beneficiaries in 2020; Fedhealth lost 13 015; and Bonitas 12 858.

DHMS remained the biggest medical scheme in the country with 2.8-m beneficiaries at the end of 2020. GEMS had over 1.9-m beneficiaries; and Bonitas 714 989.

Makoti Medical Scheme grew beneficiaries by 20.3%. LA-Health Medical Scheme gained 7.1% members

and Building & Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund’s beneficiaries grew by 5.9%.

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