Rapid uptake of low cost-high benefit plan, the Shield Plan accelerates PSMAS turnaround

Rapid uptake of low cost-high benefit plan, the Shield Plan accelerates PSMAS turnaround

By Insurance24

HARARE, Premier Medical Aid Society (PSAMAS) says with the rapid uptake of its low cost-high benefit plan, the Shield Plan is set to accelerate its turnaround as well re-shape the medical aid landscape in Zimbabwe.

PSMAS last year launched its first ever low cost/high benefit product tailor made for the informal sector. Backed by years of research and with detailed input from members of the informal sector, the SHIELD PLAN offers unmatched services at an entry price of $10 per member per.

However, the sector has of late been exposed to increasing medicines and general health costs. But PSMAS marketing manager Edgar Makore said the Shield Plan is designed for people who wish for great medical aid on budget.

“Shield Plan represents the future of medical aid, a future where medical aid is accessible and reasonably priced for everyone,” he said.

Previously, medical aid societies were charging high subscriptions that were beyond the reach of many people.

PSAMAS celebrates its 88th anniversary this year. According to Makore, Shield makes available benefits worth $3 000 annually to each member for a monthly subscription of $10 for adults and $6 for children.

“We have secured a reliable and highly competent network of service providers for Shield members, and the feedback we have received so far is that the members are accessing service comfortably,” he said.

The package gives members access to General practitioners, medical specialists, hospitalization, rehabilitation hospitalization, prescription drugs, dentistry, refraction, optical, maternity, radiology, psychiatric services, and ambulances among others.

PSMAS is the country’s oldest medical aid mutual society and following years of mismanagement among other challenges, the society has now turned the corner in the execution of its duties. Source-Advertorial