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Jan 24, 2022
Bestmed rule changes for 2022

The Bestmed rules changes taking effect from 1 January 2022 have been published. The changes are regarding option benefit enhancements and increased contributions, let’s have a look at what this means for you.

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Jan 24, 2022
Need to see the doc? Don’t get up

Introducing the simplest way to visit your healthcare provider online without leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. uConsult™ is a secure, user-friendly online platform that guides Bestmed members through a hassle-free appointment booking and confidential virtual healthcare consultation experience.

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Jan 24, 2022
Save on medical costs without compromising your future health and wellbeing

Financial pressures are affecting everyone and taking steps to cut down on monthly expenditure is a great way to free up more of your money for the things that matter. One of the biggest mistakes you can make, however, is to cancel your medical aid all-together in the process tightening your pocket.

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Jan 24, 2022
Remember to nominate your Bestmed BoT representative

The term of office for some of the current member-elected Trustees will come to an end at the 2022 Bestmed Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please remember to cast your vote and have your say in electing your preferred Trustees to the Bestmed Board.

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Nov 24, 2021
How Bestmed stays ahead of the curve!

For over 18 months, Schemes in South Africa have had to manage the impact of this virus on overall claims and project future claims patterns considering the infection rates, severity levels, treatment costs, duration, and levels of Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) that apply. It is reassuring to see, then, that Bestmed has stayed resilient and shown growth despite the tough times.

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Nov 24, 2021
How Bestmed stays ahead of the curve!

For over 18 months, Schemes in South Africa have had to manage the impact of this virus on overall claims and project future claims patterns considering the infection rates, severity levels, treatment costs, duration, and levels of Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) that apply. It is reassuring to see, then, that Bestmed has stayed resilient and shown growth despite the tough times.

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Nov 24, 2021
Is your medical aid dependant turning 18 years?

Medical aid members and their dependants are protected by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), and in this article we look at what it means for dependants turning 18 years and older.

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Nov 24, 2021
How Bestmed stays ahead of the curve!

For over 18 months, Schemes in South Africa have had to manage the impact of this virus on overall claims and project future claims patterns considering the infection rates, severity levels, treatment costs, duration, and levels of Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) that apply. It is reassuring to see, then, that Bestmed has stayed resilient and shown growth despite the tough times.

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Nov 08, 2021
Remember, Remember November!

According to Men’s Foundation, one in every 23 South African men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime and on average five men die from prostate cancer every day in SA. Moreover, prostate cancer is the most common male cancer both locally and globally, with more than 4 300 men in SA newly diagnosed each year. If the stats alone are not enough to convince you to go for your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, perhaps the following will…

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Nov 04, 2021
Pulse2 Member Information Sessions

The Pulse2 option, in its current format, has been discontinued. This means that all members who are currently on the Pulse2 plan are welcome to choose any alternative plan within our product range. You will receive information via email regarding these changes, however, we have scheduled two members sessions to discuss the process and the implications of these changes. 

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Oct 26, 2021
2022 Product Explanation Sessions

As part our Personally Yours member engagement initiatives, Bestmed has arranged information sessions on specific product explanations designed to help you to gain a better understanding of your medical aid plan.

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Oct 08, 2021
Member Session: Benefits and Subscriptions 2022

The purpose of the sessions will be to inform you about the changes we made to the benefits and subscriptions for 2022 and to provide a brief overview of the Scheme’s performance in 2020 and 2021. We will also allow time for questions afterwards.

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Oct 03, 2021
Benefit enhancements 2022

Bestmed Medical Scheme recently announced its benefit enhancements and contribution increases for 2022. The Scheme is proud to have managed to keep their 2022 contribution increase to 3.9% across all options. This marks the third consecutive year that Bestmed has had no benefit cuts or reductions. Bestmed’s contribution increase, together with their benefit enhancements, provide you and your family with the value-for-money care that the Scheme can pride themselves in offering.

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Sep 22, 2021
Bestmed supports rising sports stars

Bestmed is 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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