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SAMWUMED AMONGST THE BIGGEST RESTRICTED SCHEMES IN SOUTH AFRICA

SAMWUMED is still amongst South Africa’s biggest restricted medical Schemes. This is according to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) in its 2018/19 Annual Report. In an article published by Business Tech on 20 October 2019, SAMWUMED’s membership of 33 644     and beneficiaries of 75 554 places it in a position Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|

AVOID INFECTIONS AND COMPLICATIONS IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing a number of serious health problems and complications related to among others:- cardiovascular disease, blindness, heart, eyes, nerves and teeth disease, in addition to kidney failure, and lower limb (Leg or foot)  amputation. Cardiovascular disease: Cardiovascular disease Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|

CATARACT IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF BLINDNESS

Cataract is the most common cause of blindness in South Africa, according to South African Optometric Association (SAOA). Cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to decreased or reduced in vision either in one or both eyes. The lens is the transparent structure of the Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|

DIABETES IS AVOIDABLE

There were 1,826,100 cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2017, states the International Diabetes Forum (IDF) Africa Region, placing a great burden on the country’s health system. The Forum includes 49 diverse sub-Saharan countries including South Africa and territories. It currently represents 34 diabetes organisations in 29 countries. Ahead Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|

SAMWUMED PAYS RECORD BREAKING R1.1 BILLION FOR HEALTH CLAIMS IN 2018 YEAR

In the 2018 financial year SAMWUMED processed and paid R1.1 billion worth of health related member claims. Members are encouraged to assist the Scheme to process their claims quickly by submitting their claims correctly, says, Ntombizonke Kopie, Operations Manager for SAMWUMED. In many instances, delays in paying claims is because Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|

MANY REASONS TO JOIN & STAY SAMWUMED

There are many reasons to Join and Stay with SAMWUMED. Key among them is that the Scheme provides high VALUE medical aid benefits at LOW contributions of R500! For example: Members Enjoy up to 170 000 worth of Day to Day Medical Aid Benefits Excluding Hospital benefits! Members are able to Read more >>

November 11th, 2019|News, Press Release|