Medimed Max B medical aid plan: 2017 vs 2018

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Please note that these benefits are still being updated as more information is made available to us. Always consult with your broker before making final decisions regarding your healthcare cover.

COSTS and OVERVIEW:
Max B
2018 costs Gap
In brief: On Max B in 2018: See full benefits below For this plan, our recommended Gap Cover:
  • increases payout for in-hospital claims to 500% scheme rate
  • pays for ER treatment,
  • covers the 20% co-payment for cancer claims and
  • covers other in-hospital co-payments
See more benefits below, or full benefits here.
What’s new in 2018?
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Contributions:
Main: Adult: Child:
Cost 2018: R R R
Cost 2017: (R3,050) (R3,050) (R530)
Overal Limit: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
PMBs: Day-to-day expenses for PMBs (eg. cancer) are always paid for by the scheme, according to protocols. Find out more
Children:
2018 Gap prices are to be confirmed, will be about R300 per family of under 65yrs, and R400 per family with a member who is 65yrs+.
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Income band: This plan is only available to households with income in pm band.
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IN HOSPITAL PROCEDURES:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Payout Rate for Specialists: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • Up to 500% of scheme rate
  • In case of admission related to accident:
    • R300 per day, for days 1-13
    • R600 per day for days 14-20
    • R1,200 per day for days 21-30
Hospital Choice: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Specialised Radiology: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Supplementary Services: (Physio, etc) 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Transplants: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Co-payments:
  • Gap covers co-payments for most scopes and a defined list of other procedures, incl MRIs etc See full list
Alternatives to hospitals: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Casualty: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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OUT OF HOSPITAL BENEFITS:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
GP consultations: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Childcare:
  • No benefit
Specialists consultations: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Pathology: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
General radiology: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Specialised radiology: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Supplementary Services: (Physio, etc) 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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MATERNITY BENEFITS:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Hospital stay: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Consultations: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Scans: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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CANCER (ONCOLOGY):
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Overall coverage (in and out of hospital): 2018 benefits are coming soon! All oncology benefits are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and are subject to protocols, preferred providers and scheme rules. Benefit covers out-of-hospital treatment too, like chemotherapy.
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DENTISTRY:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Dentistry: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Orthodontics: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Maxillo Facial Surgery: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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MEDICATION:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Chronic: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Acute (presrcibed) medication:
Over-the-counter:
Birth Control:
On Discharge:
Biological:
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OPTOMETRY:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Optometry: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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MENTAL HEALTH:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
In-hospital: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Out-of-hospital: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
Trauma:
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OTHER BENEFITS:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
General Appliances: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
1.1. Hearing Aids: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
1.2. Wheelchairs: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Dialysis: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
HIV: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Emergency Transport:
  • No benefit
International Insurance: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Other: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
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WELLNESS/PREVENTATIVE BENEFITS:
Max B
2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Flu vaccination: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Pneumonia vaccines: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Back Rehabilitation Programme: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Biometric Screening: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Child Immunisation: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Pap Smear: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Mammogram: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
PAS Test: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
HIV Test: 2018 benefits are coming soon!
  • No benefit
Other:
  • No benefit
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2017 v 2018 benefits
($$ next to major changes)
Gap benefits Notes
Overal Limit:
Sub-limits:

    Important!
  • Unless specified, assume that all benefits are paid are paid at 100% scheme rate
  • No limits or co-payments can apply to treatment of PMBs, which is always unlimited, although subject to strict protocols and scheme rules.
  • “Unlimited” benefits are still subject to authorisation, protocols and sublimits
  • Assume that all benefits need to be pre-authorised