SOMETIMES medical aids can bring on long-term problems, with numerous pitfalls hidden in the fine print.
Colourful, and often glossy, adverts are used when promoting benefits.
Uitenhage Justice Centre executive Dr Henry Lerm, an expert on medical law, said: "Some of their [medical aids] payment records do not turn out to be that healthy, as they struggle with their payouts to doctors or hospitals."
Consumers should speak to doctors, secretaries, specialists and receptionists to establish a scheme's payment record, and, where possible, its solvency status before signing a contract, Lerm advised.
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