Fedhealth’s three-month contribution increase holiday might be coming to an end on
31 March, and your new 2022 contribution kicking in with effect from 1 April, but that’s not where Fedhealth’s value for money medical aid offering ends.
We are currently in the process of reminding all members about the fact that your new contribution will take effect on 1 April 2022, how much you have saved in the first three months of the year, and what your new contribution will be from April onwards.
Remember that, not only did Fedhealth keep contributions for the first three months of 2022 at 2021 rates, but we also made no benefit cuts, only certain enhancements and improvements!
Some other schemes opted not to pass on their excess reserves to members in the form of contribution holidays, and increased contributions in January across all options. We are proud however that Fedhealth could ensure that you had some extra money in your pocket from January to March.
Here’s a short recap of some of Fedhealth’s unique benefits that also help your day-to-day benefits stretch further – all year round:
Unique benefits paid from Risk
- Unlimited network doctor’s visits – You can see your GP as often as you need on most options, by either visiting any network GP or a nominated network GP (depending on the option).
- Post-hospitalisation treatment for up to 30 days after discharge from hospital (e.g. physiotherapy, x-rays, pathology). Excludes follow-up consultations with GPs or specialists, and is not applicable to myFED.
- Take-home medication – We pay for seven days of take-home medication when you are discharged from hospital. The medication must be dispensed by the hospital and must reflect on the original hospital account.
- Specialised radiology like MRI and CT scans – whether performed in- or out-of-hospital. Co-payment applies to non-PMB MRI/CT scans on all options except maxima PLUS. myFED does not have an out-of-hospital benefit for specialised radiology.
- Trauma treatment at a casualty ward – Injuries that require medical treatment, like stitches or the setting of a fractured bone, are covered whether you are admitted to hospital or not. Authorisation must be obtained within 48 hours and a co-payment of R660 per visit for non-PMBs applies to all options except maxima PLUS.
- Female contraception is covered, including oral, patches, certain injectables, contraceptive rings as well as IUDs that include the Mirena®. It must, however, be prescribed by a GP or gynaecologist and is not applicable to pills prescribed for acne. On myFED, only oral and injectable contraceptives are covered.
- In-hospital dentistry for children under 7 – We pay for dentistry performed in-hospital for children up to the age of 7. The hospital account and anaesthetist costs are paid from the in-hospital benefit while the dentist’s account comes from day-to-day Not applicable to flexiFED 1 or myFED.
- Child rates for financially dependent children up to 27 years of age.
- Upgrades to higher options any time of the year due to a life-changing event, like a pregnancy or on diagnosis of a dread disease. Not applicable to myFED.
We are pleased that Fedhealth has been in the position to lend you a helping hand to see you through some of the toughest months of the year – without cutting your benefits.