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It's that time of the year again when medical scheme members, through their principal members, must decide whether they want to remain on their current benefit option or medical scheme or switch to another option or scheme.
As with most medical scheme rules, this decision should be made by the end of November or early December. Many people also consider joining a medical scheme as their necessity for private healthcare increases. Prospective and current medical scheme members are encouraged to choose wisely when selecting their medical scheme and benefit options for 2024.
Handy tips to consider:
Existing medical scheme members who wish to move to another scheme should please note that waiting periods may apply. This is a design of the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to prevent scheme hopping, where members move from one scheme to another too frequently.
a CMS article - 2023
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