Bonitas has amended the rules in new year to allow members to use their savings as they deem fit.
Members will have the freedom to use savings to pay for co-payments.
This will apply to BonComprehensive, BonClassic, Bon Complete, BonSave and BonFit Select.
Bonitas has amplified the offerings of BonSave, one of the most competitive options in the market by increasing the savings component to 24% for 2023
Contribution increases on the savings plans will be as follows effective 1 April 2023
Mindful of the Request from CMS
The guidelines set out by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) in Circular 44 of 2022, requested medical schemes to keep contribution increases for 2023 below CPI- currently sitting at around 7.8%.
However, over the past decade medical scheme contribution increase have out caped inflation by around 4%. Bonitas has taken these measures into account to ensure that their increases for 2023 are as low as possible.
Bonitas range of managed care programmes are designed to help members with chronic conditions manage them in a manner which is cost effective while ensuring the best clinical and treatment protocols. These programmes assist members in understanding their conditions, better manage the associated risk factors and remind them to take the necessary steps to monitor their conditions.
Bonitas enhancements for 2023 are designed to build on the success of the managed care initiatives and augment quality outcomes for member.
Bonitas has a robust preventative care benefits covered from risk, because early detection can help improve clinical outcomes and increase the longevity for their members.
The current preventative care benefits are extensive, including cover for:
Launched last year, the Benefit Booster was one of the most innovative changes to hit the medical scheme industry. This benefit unlocked R446 million in More benefits for members to extend their day-to-day benefits even further.
It can be used to pay for any out-of hospital expense and members get to choose how to use this additional benefit based on their specific needs. To unlock the Benefit Booster, simply complete the online wellness questionnaire through the Bonitas app or get a physical wellness screening at a Bonitas wellness day or participating pharmacy.