01 March 2011

Facts on PMBs

Every member of a medical scheme needs to have a clear understanding of what prescribed minimum benefits are.

Towards the end of the year is traditionally the time when members of medical aid schemes assess their benefits, consider their personal and their family’s healthcare needs in the year ahead, and may even shop around for a better deal – either a different option with the same medical scheme or a different scheme altogether.

According to the Council for Medical Schemes, the body that regulates medical schemes in South Africa, Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) are a set of defined benefits that ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected.


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