Bestmed: All the 2018 medical aid plans

The Beat range offers full hospital benefits, with limited savings on Beat2 and Beat3 to cover out-of-hospital expenses, while Beat4 gives extensive out-of-hospital cover. Cancer is treated in State facilities, except with Beat 4 (if you are diagnosed with cancer, you can upgrade your plan to receive cover in a private hospital). Network options reduce your premium but limit our hospital choice.
The Pace range offers more comprehensive hospital benefits, with additional Scheme benefits and more savings to cover out-of-hospital expenses.
The Pulse range offers full hospital benefits with out-of-hospital benefits provided by designated network providers only.

Beat Series

Main Adult Child No. of children Savings? Other fund? Threshold? Hospital Choice
Beat 1 R 1,363 R 1,058 R 573 Pay for maximum 4 children No No No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 1 Network R 1,226 R 953 R 516 Pay for maximum 4 children No No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 2 R 1,685 R 1,310 R 710 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes No No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 2 Network R 1,517 R 1,178 R 639 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 3 R 2,558 R 1,817 R 987 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes No No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives, some medicine and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 3 Network R 2,301 R 1,636 R 889 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, wound care, specialised radiology, contraceptives, some medicine and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Beat 4 R 3,922 R 3,239 R 970 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes Yes No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, specialised radiology, contraceptives, some medicine and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings, from extended fund or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pace Series

Main Adult Child No. of children Savings? Other fund? Threshold? Hospital Choice
Pace 1 R 3,312 R 2,325 R 836 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes Yes No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, specialised radiology, contraceptives, some medicine and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings, from extended fund or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pace 2 R 4,667 R 4,586 R 1,031 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes Yes No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, specialised radiology, contraceptives, medicine, trauma rehab and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings, from extended fund or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pace 3 A R 5,370 R 4,322 R 923 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes Yes No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Preventative dentistry, optometry, maternity, specialised radiology, contraceptives, medicine, trauma rehab and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from savings, from extended fund or from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pace 4 R 6,608 R 6,608 R 1,548 Pay for maximum 4 children Yes Yes No Unlimited
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: Optometry, maternity, specialised radiology, trauma rehab, medication, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from extended fund, from savings or out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pulse Series

Main Adult Child No. of children Savings? Other fund? Threshold? Hospital Choice
Pulse 1 A R 1,372 R 1,303 R 824 Pay for all children No No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: GP and specialist consults, dentistry, optometry, maternity, radiology and pathology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pulse 1 B R 1,645 R 1,565 R 987 Pay for all children No No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: GP and specialist consults, dentistry, optometry, maternity, radiology and pathology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pulse 1 C R 1,976 R 1,777 R 987 Pay for all children No No No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: GP and specialist consults, dentistry, optometry, maternity, radiology and pathology, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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Pulse 2 R 4,732 R 4,732 R 1,124 Pay for maximum 4 children No Yes No Network
Out-of-hospital, scheme pays for some: GP and specialist consults, dentistry, optometry, appliances, wound care, maternity, radiology and pathology, specialised radiology, medication, contraceptives and preventative benefits. Limits apply. All else paid from out of pocket, unless PMB.
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