Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), the largest in the country, says its medical aid contribution increases will only take effect from April 2023, instead of January. It says the scheme is “optimally priced for expected claims”.

This is the third year running that it has deferred annual contribution increases for members. Exact increases will be announced at the end of February.


Medical health insurance group, Bonitas, says it will freeze contribution prices for the first three months of 2023, following Discovery in deferring its price increases to April next year.

From 1 April, contributions will increase by between 2.0% and 9.4%, depending on the plan, averaging 5.9% across all plans.

“This effectively means an increase of 4.8% over the 12 months,” it said, adding that there will be no price increase for the BonStart plan.


Momentum Medical Scheme has announced a 6.4% effective increase in its medical aid rates for 2023.

The scheme will delay contribution increases again until April 2023, then hike them by 8.5%.  It says hospitalisation and other medical aid claims are escalating.


Medshield will support its members with an average 5.5% increase on specified benefits across all options in 2023, and reduced and removed co-payments on specific procedures. The scheme also unlocked unlimited GP consultations for selected conditions once members’ Day-to-Day or Savings allocation has been depleted.

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