uKheshe, South Africa’s economic and convenient QR cash card, on Tuesday 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.
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.
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.”
uKheshe Health Benefit cardholders 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 cardholder.
“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.
“Facing any health-related issue can be extremely traumatic. uKheshe Health makes what is usually a very stressful and costly experience, easy and affordable.”