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Jun 20, 2022
The Travel Checklist

Whether you are planning to go on holiday now or later in the year, it’s always a great start to plan ahead. Have a broad idea of your desired destination, solocation/friendcation/famcation or baecation, accommodation, itinerary, duration and most importantly, your budget. These are some of the simple yet important aspects to be considered for your planned trip.

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Jun 16, 2022
Welkom Tempo Wellness Day

Please join us at the Welkom Bestmed Medical Centre on 24 June 2022 for our Tempo Wellness Day, where you can find out how to improve your life and be your best healthy self. 

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Jun 06, 2022
Bestmed and Golden Lions Rugby Union announce new partnership

South Africa's largest self-administered medical scheme will support the Lions’ referees via a partnership that will extend into the 2023 season, as the GLRU continues its quest to cement its place at the highest level of one of SA’s most competitive sports. This partnership, between two brands which are focused on community support, guidance and engagement, includes full support from Bestmed as title sponsors of GLRU referees.

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Jun 06, 2022
Chronic Medicine Process Invitation

Did you know that at Bestmed we offer cover for a specified list of chronic diseases on the Chronic Disease List (CDL), Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) and non-CDL chronic conditions? Confusing right? Well, we are also committed to ensuring that our members understand their medical aid benefits and understand how to best utilise these benefits to get the best out of their medical aid.

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May 31, 2022
Bestmed Medical Scheme bags two Titanium Awards

Two phenomenal wins, which include the Titanium Award for Service to Membership: Open, Closed & Self-administered Medical Schemes, Administrators and Managed Care Organisations, and the Titanium Award for Excellence in Creating Access to Quality Healthcare, recognise Bestmed’s commitment to a high standard of service and providing access to quality healthcare to all members. 

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May 02, 2022
Flu Vaccination Benefit Available

Bestmed is happy to remind you that the annual influenza (flu) vaccine is available to all Bestmed members and dependants. Please remember that the flu vaccine is funded from the Scheme’s preventative care benefit and not from your available day-to-day benefits or savings.

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Apr 07, 2022
Feel the Rhythm

The Rhythm range offers unlimited GP visits, access to basic and preventative dentistry, and access to Bestmed’s comprehensive Maternity care programme. Both plans also cover up to 42 different chronic conditions and offer unlimited benefits for Rhythm acute medicine on the formulary list. Members also get access to the Bestmed Tempo wellness programme, which offers Health Assessments, and visits to Bestmed Tempo dietitians and biokineticists at no extra charge.

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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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