Bonitas BonEssential medical aid plan: 2019

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Essential
2019 Costs:
Total Cost pm:

Main member:

R1,731

Adult:

R1,324

Child: (Pay only for first 3)

R507
Savings (per year):
  • No savings option on this plan
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IN HOSPITAL PROCEDURES:
Essential
Scheme Benefits: Notes and Links:
Specialists:
  • Up to 100% scheme rate
  • Contracted Specialists: covered in full
  • You or gap cover pay the balance, if any
Gap Cover
  • Gap cover is available for this plan. Budget about R350 for a fully comprehensive gap cover that will increase the scheme rate to 500% and pay most co-payments and increase sublimits.
Hospital Choice:
  • Choose any hospital , but a 30% co-payment may apply for admission to certain hospitals
Specialised Radiology:
  • R 15,000 per family
Supplementary Services: (Physio, etc)
  • Up to 100% scheme rate
  • Physical rehabilitation: R49,610 per family
Transplants:
  • 100% scheme rate
Co-payments:
  • Colonoscopy,
  • Conservative back treatment
  • Cystoscopy,
  • Facet joint injections,
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy,
  • Functional nasal surgery,
  • Gastroscopy,
  • Hysteroscopy,
  • Myringotomy,
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Varicose vein surgery:
  • R1,450 co-payment paid by you or your gap cover
  • Arthroscopy,
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy,
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy (except cancer and PMBs),
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy,
  • Percutaneous rhizotomies,
  • R3,680 co-payment paid by you or your gap cover
  • Back surgery including spinal fusion,
  • Joint replacements,
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty,
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy,
  • Nissen fundoplication (reflux surgery),
  • R7,250 co-payment paid by you or your gap cover
Alternatives to hospitals:
  • Alternatives to hospitalisation: R16,550 per family paid by Bonitas
  • Terminal care: Unlimited, including hospice/private nursing, home oxygen, pain management, psychologists, social workers.
Casualty:
  • Accident and trauma related costs covered if authorised within 24hrs
Other:
Note:
  • Gap cover is an add-on to your medical aid, not a stand alone product
  • Gap cover has a maximum benefit payout of R150,000 per person per year for all gap benefits (except dread disease and premium waiver benefits which do not count towards the R150,000 limit)
  • Gap only supplements payment for procedures approved or authorised by your medical aid, and does not cover “penalties” (such as if, for example, you choose a non-DSP doctor for your procedure when the plan required a DSP doctor)
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All benefits, including gap benefits, are subject to treatments and procedures being authorised by medical scheme.
The gap benefits listed are for AskAdam gaps, unless otherwise stated. Actual benefits depend on gap choice option.

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OUT OF HOSPITAL BENEFITS (non-PMB):
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
Main Member: Adult: Child:
Savings /yr: No savings option on this plan
General info:
  • This plan has no savings fund, so most out of hospital costs are paid by you
  • Remember, out of hospital costs authorised as part of PMB treatment (eg. cancer, asthma or stroke) are always paid by the scheme, even on this plan.
GP consultations:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
Childcare:
  • Hearing screening for newborns, in or out of hospital
  • Congenital hypothyroidism screening for infants under 1 month old
  • GP consult: one per child 2-12yrs
Specialists consultations:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
Pathology:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
General radiology:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
Specialised radiology:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
Supplementary Services: (Physio, etc)
  • No benefit, unless PMB
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MATERNITY BENEFITS:
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
Hospital stay:
  • 100% scheme rate
Consultations:
    Paid by Bonitas:
  • 6 consults with GP/gynae/midwife
  • 4 consults with midwife after delivery
Scans:
    Bonitas pays for:
  • 2 x 2D scans
  • 1 amniocentesis
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CANCER (ONCOLOGY):
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
Overall coverage (in and out of hospital):
  • R344,500 per family at preferred provider
  • Brachytherapy: R44,220
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DENTISTRY:
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
Standard Dentistry:
  • No benefit
Specialised Dentistry:
  • No benefit
In-Hospital Dentistry:
  • Dental and oral surgery: no benefit, unless PMB
Orthodontics:
  • No benefit
Maxillo Facial Surgery:
  • No benefit, unless PMB
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MEDICATION:
Essential
Scheme Benefits: Notes and Links:
Chronic:
  • Conditions covered:27 CDL conditions
  • Co-payment for use of non-formulary: 40%
Acute (presrcibed) medication:
  • No benefit
Over-the-counter:
  • No benefit
Birth Control:
  • R1,260 per family, paid by Bonitas
On Discharge:
  • R380 per person per admission
Biological:
  • No benefit, unless PMB level of care
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OPTOMETRY:
Essential
Scheme Benefits: Notes and Links:
Optometry:
Limit:No benefit
Consult:n/a
Frames:n/a
Single lensesn/a
Bifocals:n/a
Multifocalsn/a
Contactsn/a
Refractive Surgery:n/a
Notes:n/a
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MENTAL HEALTH:
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
In-hospital:
  • In-hospital: R32,210 per family. PMBs always paid in full at DSP, and include up to 21 days admission
Out-of-hospital:
  • Out-of-hospital: PMBs always paid in full at DSP
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Trauma:
  • PMB conditions are covered for in and out of hospital treatment. For a full list see here.
  • Example of PMB condition: Acute stress disorder accompanied by recent significant trauma, including physical or sexual abuse. Treatment includes hospital admission for psychotherapy / counselling up to 3 days, or up to 12 outpatient psychotherapy / counselling contacts
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OTHER BENEFITS:
Essential
Scheme Benefits Notes and Links:
General Appliances:
  • You pay this out of pocket
  • No benefit
1.1. Hearing Aids:
  • You pay this out of pocket
1.2. Wheelchairs:
  • You pay this out of pocket
Dialysis:
  • Unlimited (in-hospital) at DSP. 20% co-payment if DSP is not used.
HIV:
  • In-hospital: Unlimited if you register on the HIV/AIDS programme
  • Since HIV is a PMB certain out-of-hospital benefits are automatically covered by all schemes according to protocols
Emergency Transport: ER24
International Insurance:
  • R5 million per person, per trip. R10 million per family
  • Includes mandatory vaccines
Other: .
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WELLNESS/PREVENTATIVE BENEFITS:
Essential
Scheme Benefits: Notes and Links:
Flu vaccination:
  • Covered
Pneumonia vaccines:
  • Covered, 65yrs+ every 5 yrs
Back Rehabilitation Programme:
  • Managed back and neck program offers personalised treatment plan for up to 6 weeks, paid by scheme
Biometric Screening:
  • Covered
Child Immunisation:
  • No benefit
Pap Smear:
  • Covered, every 3 years for women 21yrs-65yrs.
Mammogram:
  • 1 mammogram every two years, for women 40yrs+
PAS Test:
  • 1 test for men 45-69yrs, who are high risk for prostate cancer
HIV Test:
  • Covered
Other:
  • One stool test for colon cancer, 50yrs-75yrs
  • Wellness Extender: costs R910 per family and includes choice from following: GP consult(s), Biokineticist, Dietician, Physiotherapy consult and a smoking cessation program
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PROSTHETICS:
Essential
Scheme Benefits: Notes and Links:
Overal Limit:
  • Internal: R31,500 per family, excluding joint replacement prosthesis
  • External: PMBs only
Sub-limits:
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    Important!
  • Unless specified, assume that all benefits are paid are paid at 100% scheme rate
  • No limits or co-payments can apply to treatment of PMBs, which is always unlimited, although subject to strict protocols and scheme rules.
  • “Unlimited” benefits are still subject to authorisation, protocols and sublimits
  • Assume that all benefits need to be pre-authorised