Bestmed Medical Aid Scheme

After being part of the medical aid industry for fifty years BestMed Medical aid is still setting the pace amongst medical aid schemes with respect to healthcare standards. Currently ranked fifth in the industry, they will continue providing their members with the same excellent service and outstanding client care they have grown accustomed to.

When compared to other medical schemes BestMed offers better value for money, being a self-administered scheme BestMed has more freedom to negotiate for better benefits and services for all their members.

Bestmed’s Mission and Vision

BestMed’s mission is to continue operating as a non-profit scheme driven to provide quality healthcare for all of their members regardless of their contributions, they aim to achieve this by means of:

  • Offering a range of benefit schemes to suite every individuals needs
  • Meeting with service providers to negotiate better services and benefits
  • Using member contributions appropriately and responsibly
  • Outstanding customer service

BestMed Medical Aid Scheme’s vision is to be the best known household name and first choice for quality healthcare.

Scheme Values

At BestMed they constantly strive to exceed expectations, this can only be done by implementing their core values, compassion, loyalty, care, warmth and accountability. Their values are the foundations which they build upon. As a non-profit scheme they believe in putting their members before their profit. It is their small way of giving something back to the community.

They have a pro-active approach; at BestMed they believe that strong partnerships are vital. It is for this reason that they act in the best interest of their members. Because they are so committed to their growing member family they provide their staff with expert training and in-depth knowledge on the services and products they provide. This ensure customer satisfaction. As part of their accountability they follow through on all their agreements and they never place blame.

Scheme Benefits

As a BestMed member you have the added peace of mind knowing your health is in the most capable hands. Their claims payout is most impressive. They pay 99.2% of claims within 15 days of receiving the claim. After 50 years in the medical aid industry their reserve ratio is still well above the 25% requirement mark. Not only do they offer quality healthcare they throw in flexibility and freedom of choice so you can be rest assured that you have made the best choice.

Scheme Options

Beat Range

The Beat range is a more affordable option but with limited benefits and savings for out of hospital expenses. In hospital benefits for this range are flexible. The Beat range has four medical protection options to choose from namely Beat1, Beat2, Beat3 and Beat4.

Pace Range

The pace range provides more comprehensive in hospital cover with better out of hospital benefits and more savings for extensive out of hospital expenses. The Pace range has four medical protection options to choose from namely Pace 1, Pace 2, Pace 3, and Pace 4.

Pulse Range

The pulse range is more widespread, it offers a full range of in hospital benefits cover as well as extensive out of hospital cover. For benefit to apply pre approved and designated network providers must be used. The Pulse range has two medical protection options to choose from namely Pulse 1 and Pulse 2.