MIXED REACTIONS have arisen following the decision by Medical Aid Society of Malawi, MASM, to adjust upwards contribution rates as of July 2018.
A circular signed by MASM Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Chikoti, indicates that the change has been made to make sure there is sustainability of the society.
It adds that with the development, members will continue enjoying benefits at the same level.
The society has however stressed that it will continue analysing its internal processes.
Chikoti articulated that benefit limits will also be reviewed accordingly for members to ease access to services offered by the society.
Commenting on the development, a member of MASM who preferred to be anonymous, said this will affect them financially despite it being for the good of the members as they will have access to better services.
He said it is a good idea that the society has decided to review its contribution rates but what is challenging is the current economic problems Malawians are facing.
In his remarks on the adjustments, Chairperson for the Consumers Association of Malawi, CAMA, John Kapito, said despite the economic challenges Malawians are facing the development is good as the society has put the people’s needs at heart.
Kapito added that, by making the contributions a bit high, Malawians will get better services which is what everyone anticipates for.