Medaids ponder how to price vaccines so non-members get them too

Schemes under pressure to vaccinate as many people as possible while ensuring there is enough money to buy doses

19 January 2021 - 20:41

Medical aid schemes are in talks over a pricing arrangement for Covid-19 vaccines that would ensure surplus money could be used to buy vaccines for people who do not have medical aid.

After what it calls a “considered approach” by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 vaccines, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) ruled that funding for the vaccine must be a prescribed minimum benefit for medical scheme members...

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