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Oct 11, 2021
Again, Bestmed keeps increases low

Providing access to affordable and quality healthcare remains a top priority for Bestmed. On Friday, 17 September 2021, we officially announced our 2022 product offerings, enhancements, and contribution increases. This includes the strategic decision to use some of the Scheme’s reserves to ensure all members receive a below CPI contribution increase of 3.9% for 2022. 

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Oct 11, 2021
And AGAIN, at the forefront of customer satisfaction

“Bestmed performed exceptionally well, emerging as the leader in the overall Customer Satisfaction Index well above industry par. Bestmed also takes the lead in the value index by a significant margin on the industry par and is well ahead of all other schemes,” states Ineke Prinsloo, Head of Customer Insights at Consulta.

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Oct 11, 2021
Bestmed Supports Rising Sports Stars

We are a long standing and proud sponsor of the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) TuksSport. The Scheme’s commitment to sports development allows UP to award more sports bursaries, and provide sports science and medical services to all athletes, enabling them to achieve their dreams.

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Oct 11, 2021
World Trauma Day

World Trauma Day, observed on 17 October, emphasizes the importance of saving and protecting a life during the most critical moments. The day also highlights the importance of preparing and applying critical measures to deal with, and to avoid trauma fatalities.

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Oct 11, 2021
Eye Care Awareness Month

Many people often fear losing vision; yet take minimal intentional steps in caring for their eyes. Eye Care Awareness Month is commemorated from 21 September to 18 October to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

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Jun 17, 2021
Corporate Wellness Week

The first week of July is Corporate Wellness Week - an opportunity to raise awareness of the need to create a healthy work environment. It is a week that puts the spotlight on wellness in the workplace and identifies the pitfalls and productivity impact of an ‘all work and no play’ attitude in the office.

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Jun 15, 2021
Demystifying COVID-19 Vaccines

It has taken South Africa more than three months to reach the 1 million mark but the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is now picking up pace. Earlier this month, it was reported that out of the 40 million people targeted for the country to reach herd immunity, 1.2% had been fully vaccinated by 1 June. 

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Jun 14, 2021
Protection of Personal Information

At Bestmed Medical Scheme, we place a high premium on the privacy of our members, and we acknowledge the importance of ensuring that all personal information is handled with care.

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Jan 17, 2021
Additional scheme rule changes applicable to 2021

After a lengthy application process, we are pleased to announce that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has approved and registered the Scheme Rules with effect from 1 January 2021. Some of the changes that were approved, were not shared with members during the year-end information sessions and/or communication. We have summarised only those changes as follows: Administrative changes Previously members were required (according to the Rules) to return old membership cards to the Scheme.

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Jan 17, 2021
Beat burnout

Statistically, mental health disorders affect one in every four people in South Africa. This means that the daily lives of many more people than one would expect are affected in varying degrees. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on those with pre-existing mental health conditions and has also seen many more developing mental health issues due to financial stress and the uncertainty of what the future holds.

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Jan 17, 2021
Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact

World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Since then, organisations and individuals have come together every year to bring attention to the epidemic, to destigmatise the disease and to increase HIV awareness and knowledge. Over the past year, the whole world has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the various by-products and effects that it has had on people,

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