We know dying is now expensive as last week Nyaradzo raised their premiums. Well seeking treatment is now expensive too as CIMAS, a popular medical aid provider, have just effected a 62% raise on their premiums and an average 50% increase on doctor’s fees.
According to CIMAS, the increase is necessary given the fact that the price of everything, including essential medicines and what doctors charge, has gone up. This had resulted in members having to pay more and more in out of the pocket payments to settle the difference between what CIMAS was covering and what doctors and pharmacies were asking for.
CIMAS costs as of 1 October
|Contribution Category||Member (ZWL)||Spouse(ZWL)||Child/Student(ZWL)||Other Dependent (ZWL)|
|Cimas Basicacre Package (090)|
|Cimas Primary Package (100)|
|Cimas General Package(200)|
|Cimas Classic Private Hospital|
|Cimas Private Hospital (300)|
|60+ Rate: members who are over 60||943||943||395||943|
|Cimas Private Hospital Plus Package|
|Cimas Medexec Package(400)|
|Direct Payment Doctors||536||536||322||536|
The flexi 5 plan
If you like a bargain then you can consider the flexi 5 package. It is inspired by the theory that an average Zimbabwean core family used to have 5 children although that number is no doubt falling.
- $205 ZWL for a Family of 5
- $49 ZWL for the principal membmer
- $29 ZWL per beneficiary