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Oct 03, 2021

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.

Limits and sub-limits increases

All limits and sub-limits were increased by 4.2% across all benefit options. This is the second year that the benefit limit increase exceeds the average price increase for the year.

Child dependants

Good news for parents! Beneficiaries will only pay for the first three child dependants (previously four children). The rest are covered at no additional cost.

Child dependants are also covered until the age of 24 years (previously 21 years) and registered students are covered up to 26 years.

Preventative care benefits

  • Baby growth and development assessments - Bestmed cares about your baby’s health and wellness. Three baby growth and development assessments have been added across all ranges. The benefit is limited to three assessments per year for children 0-2 years.
  • Bestmed Tempo - Prevention and early detection of health concerns are essential to a healthy lifestyle. The qualifying age for Health Assessments is now 16 years (previously 18 years).
  • Maternity care benefits - New moms can now enjoy a bit more peace of mind. One lactation consultation with a registered nurse or lactation specialist has been added across all options.
  • Medicine - Co-payments for all non-formulary chronic medicine have been reduced by 10% across all options.

International travel cover

Sometimes a trip abroad is just what the doctor ordered. As of 1 August 2021, Europ Assistance was appointed as the supplier for international travel cover and the benefits across all options include:

  • Leisure Travel: Limited to 45 days and R500 000 cover for travel to the USA. All other countries covered up to 90 days, with R5 million for one member and R10 million for principal member and dependants.
  • Business Travel: Limited to 45 days and R500 000 cover for travel to the USA. All other countries covered up to 45 days, with R5 million for one member and R10 million for principal member and dependants.

For more information

As various indices will attest, Bestmed remains a Scheme that offers a competitive product range and benefits with value-for-money contributions, and exceptional customer service. Bestmed will continue to be a scheme that pays attention to beneficiaries’ needs and provides them with the healthcare solutions that they need. 

For more information on Bestmed’s contribution increases and benefit enhancements per benefit option for 2022, visit www.bestmed.co.za or SMS your name to 44425 for a medical aid quote. Standard rates and T’s and C’s apply.

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