Gap cover is a short-term insurance product that helps protect you from medical expense shortfalls, which happen when your doctor charges more than the medical aid rate for in-hospital treatment, or the hospital charges co-payments for operations. These unanticipated expenses can leave you with an unexpected financial burden that you will have to pay for out of pocket. With rampant medical inflation and the cost of medical procedures constantly increasing, this could easily run into hundreds of thousands of Rands.
As medical aids are under constant pressure to balance benefits with affordable contributions, they have had to resort to creative strategies to attempt to maximise coverage. This means that co-payments now exist where previously there were none, and members are now being restricted to using certain providers at certain networks, with penalties applied if patients go outside of these networks.
Gap cover has become an essential component of any financial portfolio to protect you against potentially crippling medical expense shortfalls, no matter how young and healthy you are. Often, it is the unforeseen that can result in the most significant medical expense shortfalls, but with gap cover in place you can protect your financial wellbeing alongside your physical health.
Turnberry’s Mission is to offer our Clients security and assurance, especially during those times when they need us most.
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