South African MSA experience inspires prospects for innovation

Albertson, David
September 2000
Employee Benefit News;09/15/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p92
Deals with the report by Shaun Matisonn, risk management actuary for insurance firm Discovery Health, concerning the status of Medical Savings Accounts (MSA), a type of health insurance plan in South Africa. Role of deregulation in the entry of health insurance plans in South Africa; Popularity of MSA in South Africa; Differences of the South African MSA plans with the MSA plans in the United States; MSA product innovations in South Africa.


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