uKheshe introduce Health Benefits card as SA’s newest and most affordable medical aid

uKheshe, South Africa’s economic and convenient QR cash card has announced the launch of the uKheshe Health Benefits card, an innovative and affordable medical aid solution for as little as R99 per month.

Available from 1 July, uKheshe Health offers a host of rich benefits to bring greater healthcare inclusion for individuals and families, including cover for private ground and air ambulance, private stabilisation and hospitalisation cover as a result of an accident or emergency.

Clayton Hayward, co-founder, uKheshe, says the launch of the uKheshe Health Benefits card is a long overdue inexpensive solution especially given that only 13% of South Africans have some form of private medical aid or medical insurance. “Affordable private healthcare has largely remained inaccessible to a large majority of South Africans. uKheshe Health is welcome relief for those in need of essential cover and previously had no choice but to rely on the overburdened public healthcare sector.”

With two levels of card, individual cover and the family card (covers family of six), with benefits of R325 000, uKheshe Health caters to every need and income level.

“Almost 45 million South Africans require some form of healthcare from the State. While the country enjoys a world class private healthcare system, it is increasingly prohibitively expensive for low-income earners and their families, especially in the event of an accident or emergency. Now previously uncovered lives can access mainstream private healthcare at a fraction of the cost,” says Hayward.

uKheshe Health Benefit card holders do not need a bank account and benefits are instantly activated when a user signs up for the uKheshe Health Benefits card. The card offers all the features that the normal uKheshe QR card does, including added private hospital and emergency benefits for the card holder.

uKheshe Health is available in two benefit options:
• Individual at R99 per month offers unlimited emergency medical services, R25,000 trauma cover, and R300,000 private hospital cover.
• Family (main member, spouse, up to 4 direct kids) for R249 per month offers unlimited emergency medical services, R25,000 trauma cover and R300,000 private hospital cover.

“Facing any health-related issue can be extremely traumatic. uKheshe Health makes what is usually a very stressful and costly experience, easy and affordable,” says Hayward.

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