BesttMed is perhaps not a medical aid that everyone has heard of, even though they have, in actual fact, been around for 50 years now.
Of all of the many companies in South Africa offering medical aid schemes Bonitas is now the second largest open registration scheme
As one of the companies with a longer track record in business, having been around for over 35 years
Although it is a relatively young company - it was founded in 1992 - Discovery has become the largest medical aids provider in South Africa
FedHealth Medical Aid have been providing medical coverage options to South Africans for over 75 years
In that relatively short time Genesis Medical Scheme has managed to become one of South Africa's leading medical aid providers
GetSavvi Health is a privately run firm founded by a pair of entrepreneurs who recognised the need for a reasonably priced alternative to traditional medical aid
As one of the larger providers of medical aid schemes and plans Liberty Medical Aid serves over half a million South Africans
Medshield is a company that has been operating in South Africa since 1968, which, believe it or not is for nearly fifty years now.
Medihelp has grown from a private plan start up to a public medical aid scheme boasting more than 200,000 members.
Momentum are currently the fourth largest provider of medical aid plans in South Africa with a little over 90,000 active subscribers.
The medical aid plans made available via Profmed are offered only to those who have obtained a minimum of a four-year degree.
Resolution Health Medical Scheme is one of the smaller, but still growing, medical aid schemes available to South Africans.
Sanlam is a very well established, and very well respected, South African insurance and financial advisory company
Spectramed Medical Aid has been around since 1957, but originally it was a company that served only those working in the printing industry in South Africa.
TopMed has been in business since 1972 though, making it far from a fly by night newcomer.