- View your benefits and contributions
- Events that are scheduled in you area
- Disease Risk Management Programmes
Designated Service Provider
- If you need to visit a general practitioner, specialist, radiologist, dentist, hospital or optometrist for medical services,
Watch this space for details about accessing your POLMED tax certificate in July 2016
BOT Voting Information
POLMED BOT Voting Poster (including the list of candidates and CVs)
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Please note that the overall out-of-hospital benefit example listed on page 3 (Benefit Management) of the 2016 Guide to Your Health booklet should be as follows:
Here is another example, but this time for a member with one dependant on Marine:
- Overall out-of-hospital benefit: M+1 = R21 878, which is available at the beginning of the year
- Claim for pathology (blood test): Claim for R878 paid by POLMED
- Balance left over in overall out-of-hospital benefit after payment of the claim = R21 000
What is it? Why is it important?
- It is a standalone, preventative healthcare benefit and is not paid from your out-of-hospital limit. In other words, using this benefit has no impact on your other benefit limits.
- It is an important opportunity for you and your family to check your health status.
- You are covered for one medical examination per year per beneficiary.
- The benefits (plus tariff codes) are: consultation (5550), cholesterol screening (4027), glucose screening (4061), healthy diet counselling (4050) and lipid disorder screening for beneficiaries over 40 (4025).
How do I use this benefit?
- Make an appointment to see your general practitioner (GP). If your GP is not a member of the POLMED GP Network, you need to ask if the doctor will charge the POLMED rate. If not, you may be liable for a co-payment. You should also ask if the doctor will claim directly from POLMED or if he or she will require you to do so.
- Make sure you remind the doctor to submit the claim along with the correct tariff codes to ensure that it is paid from the free annual examination benefit.