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Posted by: Lynne | 2010/05/27

Medical Aid

My question, with which I am hoping to get clarity is as follows:

The employer compels people to belong to a medical scheme without paying any contribution. In the LOA it does not state that the employer will not contribute, but also clearly states that they need to belong to Medical Aid X.

Two things:
•  They do not declare that the employee is solely responsible for contributions whilst in their employ, and
•  As per the South African Constitution (bill of rights) Section 18 Everybody as the right to freedom of association –  they cannot be compelled to associate with anybody by anybody

What are the ramifications thereof and are employees entitled to join a scheme with which they feel comfortable and can afford?

Excerpt from LOA wrt medical scheme:

1.2 Medical Insurance
Membership of Xxxx is compulsory except in the case of a married person who is insured under his/her spouse’ s medical aid scheme. At retirement you will have the option to continue member of Xxxx , but you will be required to pay all contributions. Therefore, provision for medical aid benefits after retirement becomes your responsibility.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Our expert says:
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re: Medical Aid

Many companies do insist that you join the medical aid. It is very difficult to challenge this compulsion.

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Posted by: Labour lawyer | 2010/05/31

re: Medical Aid

Many companies do insist that you join the medical aid. It is very difficult to challenge this compulsion.

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