NetcarePlus has launched NetcarePlus GapCare in an effort to provide superior healthcare and insurance services to people as and when needed, either for themselves or someone else.
The fact that GapCare offers coverage for emergency room costs that are not just related to accidents, additional cover for daily expenses when medical scheme limits have been reached or savings have run out, as well as coverage options for high-risk pregnancies and other maternity-related benefits, is what makes it so competitive.
The NetcarePlus GapCare range, which was previously only offered through intermediaries, is now directly available to individuals on the Netcare website, where the sign-up process takes just a few minutes.
If a patient needs healthcare that is not entirely covered by their medical insurance, they may feel that their treatment options are constrained or even unavailable to them if they do not have the money to meet these additional expenses.
These medical scheme restrictions are addressed by NetcarePlus GapCare, which is underwritten by Hollard Insurance Company Limited and offers complete access to top-notch care from hospitals and specialists.
Teshlin Akaloo, managing director of NetcarePlus, says that although life can be unpredictable, healthcare bills don’t have to be.
“Life can be unpredictable, but healthcare costs don’t have to be. Given the current climate of uncertainty and unemployment, there has never been a greater need for new, affordable ways to access private healthcare to ensure that taking care of medical needs does not impact household budgets with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.”
What NetcarePlus GapCare Offers
Those seeking to fully benefit from private healthcare may do so with access and cost thanks to NetcarePlus GapCare from Netcare. Furthermore, it serves as a shock absorber for unanticipated co-payments and charges not covered by medical insurance, easing the blow of what is typically a difficult event in the lives of an individual and their loved ones.
The quality of healthcare need not be compromised by cost constraints with the correct approach.
“Private healthcare needs to be part of the funding solution, and more creative options are needed now more than ever to answer to the complexities of the South African health environment for the benefit of more South Africans,” says Teshlin Akaloo.
Many medical insurance plans include network restrictions that exclude access to specific hospitals or specialists and don’t always cover unforeseen costs, which can leave families on the hook. Any hospital can use NetcarePlus GapCare’s coverage for shortfalls; it’s not just limited to Netcare hospitals.
When you have reached the sub-limits imposed by medical schemes, NetcarePlus GapCare covers the gaps to further give you a comprehensive insurance for your healthcare needs. Prosthetic devices, prolonged hospitalizations in mental health facilities, rehabilitation, step-down or sub-acute facilities, and trauma counseling are some of these.