Reliability with Oxygen Medical Aid

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 14th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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While many medical aid providers might not pay out the claims you expect, Oxygen Medical Aid pride themselves in fast claim turnaround and all-round reliability. Read on to find out more.

Reliability with Oxygen Medical Aid

After a successful merger with Medshield Scheme in 2010, Oxygen Medical Aid is the fourth largest Medical Aid provider in South Africa. Their beneficiary base is over a quarter-million strong, and for good reason.

It has come to be somewhat expected that a medical aid provider will find every possible way to not pay out the claims their clients make, while Oxygen Medical Aid pride themselves as being an exception to this rule.

With a promise of a one day turnaround for all claims, as well as a maximum call answer response of 14 seconds, Oxygen Medical Aid are clearly a reliable provider.

Oxygen Medical Aid Special Benefits

Every Oxygen client has access to a range of unique benefits, such as an Oncology Disease Programme, a Chronic Medicine Management Programme, and Aid for Aids.

As an Oxygen Medical Aid client, you will receive the benefits of Medical Services Organisation Member Care. These benefits include programmes designed specifically to support specified chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes and coronary heart disease.

As an added benefit, each client and their family has 24/7 access to emergency medical services, as well as emergency telephonic medical guidance.

A Plan to Suit Every Client

At different points in our lives, we all need different types of cover for different reasons. With this in mind, Oxygen Medical Aid have tailor made four separate medical aid plans, each one benefitting another kind of client.

The Standard plan covers major medical expenses, while offering restricted access to chronic medication. Along with extensive in-hospital benefits, clients on the Standard plan are given a self-managed savings account for everyday medical costs.

The CorePlus plan is for the younger single client, who, with a healthy and active lifestyle, requires cover for major medical expenses. This will include unlimited hospitalisation benefits, as well as limited access to chronic medication.

For their clients who fall into a lower income bracket, Oxygen Medical Aid have created the Essential plan. With this scheme, clients’ contributions are capped according to their own income, so that they get the best their money can buy. Clients are also granted a self-managed savings account to deal with day-to-day medical expenses.

Oxygen Medical Aid and IFC

Oxygen Medical Aid is just one of many medical aid providers who you can assess on the IFC website,

IFC have created a useful medical aid comparison tool that allows you, the user, to put any two medical aid schemes side-by-side, to help you cut through the jargon and decide conclusively which one will suit you and your family best.


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