UPDATE: Medical Aid Schemes Information Sessions and Options Changes for 2019 for Bestmed and Umvuzo Health

Posted on November 12, 2018

Alexander Forbes will be conducting annual year-end information sessions to inform you of the medical aid benefit changes for 2019 for both the medical aid schemes at the University of Pretoria.

We urge all employees, including those who have been appointed via the insourcing process, to attend one of the following sessions to make an informed decision regarding your choice of medical aid cover for 2019:

Hatfield Campus

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Monday, 5 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Sanlam Auditorium

English

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

08:30–10:30

IT Building, Room 2-27

Sepedi

Friday, 9 November 2018

08:30–10:30

JJ Theron Lecture Hall

English

Monday, 12 November 2018

08:30–10:30

JJ Theron Lecture Hall

Sepedi

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

08:30–10:30

JJ Theron Lecture Hall

English

Thursday, 22 November 2018

08:30–10:30

JJ Theron Lecture Hall

Sepedi

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

12:00 – 14:00

IT Building, Room 2-27

Afrikaans

Onderstepoort Campus

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Sir Arnold Theiler Building, Lecture Hall 1-35

English

Thursday, 8 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Sir Arnold Theiler Building, Lecture Hall 1-36

Sepedi

Groenkloof Campus

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Monday, 19 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Aldoel 2

English

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Aldoel 2

Sepedi

Prinshof Campus

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

08:30–10:30

HW Snyman North, Room 2 -2

English

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

08:30–10:30

HW Snyman North, Room 2 -3

Sepedi

Experimental Farm

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Thursday, 15 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Sports Centre, Lecture Hall 1

English

Friday, 16 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Sports Centre, Lecture Hall 2

Sepedi

Mamelodi Campus

Date

Time

Venue

Language

Friday, 23 November 2018

08:30–10:30

Lecture Hall A2

English

Monday, 26 November 2018

08:30-10:30

Lecture Hall A2

Sepedi

Kindly note that staff who wish to change their medical aid option within their current medical scheme are to complete the relevant option change form attached. These forms are to be submitted to your HR representative by 4 December 2018 for processing. The option change will be effective from 1 January 2019.There will be presentations by Alexander Forbes, Bestmed and Umvuzo Health from 08:30 to 10:30. Thereafter, there will be individual, one-on-one sessions provided by the Medical Aid Consultants at the same venues until 13:00. Staff wishing to schedule individual appointments are requested to kindly contact the on-site medical aid consultant – see details below.

Staff who wish to change between Bestmed and Umvuzo Health, or to join one of these schemes for the first time (insourcing staff), are to complete the relevant membership application form attached. These forms are to be submitted to your HR representative by 4 December 2018 for processing. The new scheme will be effective from 1 January 2019.

Thereafter, medical aid option changes can only be effected annually in the month of December for January the following year, i.e. no option changes will be allowed during the year.

Please find attached the following documents:

  1. A summary of the changes for 2019 for Bestmed
  2. Bestmed option change form
  3. Bestmed membership application form
  4. A summary of the changes for 2019 for Umvuzo Health
  5. Umvuzo Health option change form
  6. Umvuzo Health membership application form

All queries can be directed to the on-site medical aid consultant as follows:

Tendani Netshiungani
Location: Room 4-83, Administration Building, Hatfield Campus
Telephone: 012 420 4938
Email: [email protected]

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