Bestmed Medical Aid Scheme: 2017

Bestmed has 13 unique medical aid plans. You can view a quick summary and cost of all of them here. All the plans pay out at the same scheme rate (100%).

Bestmed: All the 2018 medical aid plans

A quick summary of all the Bestmed plans, including cost per member and families. Click on plan to get more information.

Bestmed: Benefits compared across all plans

Compare any benefit across all Bestmed plans to see which plan gives you the coverage you need

Bestmed: Need to know the details!

Quick links to Bestmed's chronic coverage, networks, co-payments and more. Don't make a decision before reading this!

Confused? Start with these 3 articles

How medical aids work

A brief introduction to how medical aids work, the different types of plans, and their obligation to cover out-of-hospital expenses for certain conditions, regardless of plan type.

How to use this site

We know the medical aid industry is complicated, and the information presented on this site...

All about PMBs, and how schemes have to pay for them

PMBs are 270 conditions that schemes have to cover without requiring co-payments or savings from you, even if the treatment is provided out-of-hospital. This applies to every plan.

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Pregnancy cover if you don’t have medical aid

Pregnancy is considered a medical condition, and as such is subject to waiting periods when you join/change medical aid schemes. Waiting Periods If you have not...

How to use this site

We know the medical aid industry is complicated, and the information presented on this site can be overwhelming. Hopefully this page will be a...

All about PMBs, and how schemes have to pay for them

PMBs are 270 conditions that schemes have to cover without requiring co-payments or savings from you, even if the treatment is provided out-of-hospital. This applies to every plan.

How medical aids work

A brief introduction to how medical aids work, the different types of plans, and their obligation to cover out-of-hospital expenses for certain conditions, regardless of plan type.

Will I have to pay a Late Joiner Penalty?

The Late Joiner Penalty is paid by medical aid members who are 35yr+ and who have not always had medical aid. Find out how the LJP is calculated, and whether it applies to you or not.

How do I complain about a medical aid issue?

Medical Aids are complicated and there is often misunderstanding and disagreement between the scheme administrator and the member. You should know that when a...