October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Bestmed’s various healthcare options have specified preventative and treatment benefits that define the cover for cancer.
The mammogram benefit is available to female beneficiaries ages 40 and above, every 24 months on Beat2 to 4, and all the Pace options. The benefit is part of your preventative care benefits meaning it is paid from Scheme risk and not from the day-to-day limits or savings. From 2021, a mammogram will also be included on the Pulse1 and Pulse2 options respectively.
For treatment, we provide oncology benefits applying evidence-based medicine principles and considering affordability across the different benefit options.
We have appointed the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) for all our healthcare options as the DSP. Members on Pace3 and Pace4 have access to the enhanced ICON protocols where it is clinically appropriate whilst the other options have access to the standard ICON protocols.
Your employees are welcome to contact the Scheme for any additional information on our oncology benefits.