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08 November 2011

Victory for regulator

The prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) which protect members of medical schemes remain in place.

The prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) which protect members of medical schemes remain in place.

The ruling came as a result of the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF), a body representing a number of medical schemes and administrators, later joined by the South African Municipal Workers' Union National Medical Scheme (SAMWUMed), challenging Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998 and asking the court to pronounce on it.

 
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