Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Bestmed is synonymous with exceptional client service, affordable quality healthcare and a proud heritage in delivering these services with honesty and transparency.
Founded 43 years ago, the medical aid scheme's focus was originally on providing healthcare insurance to state organisations.
It presented its proposition to the public in 1996 with an unwavering commitment to service excellence, which has paid handsome dividends. This is evident from its steady organic growth.
Industry research shows consumers prefer a medical aid that provides comprehensive cover, backed by financial stability and clearly defined benefit options, which are easy to understand with no hidden small print.
Bestmed's present industry standing has an AA rating from the Global Credit Rating Company and reserve ratios at a healthy 46,94percent.
It also has more than 100 years in management experience and representation by a board of trustees whose finest recommendation is their track record and whose skills base is an industry benchmark. Given that it is a mutual scheme owned by members, profit is not a primary goal or motivator. The focus is on satisfying its members.
The best demonstration of Bestmed's commitment to provide affordable, quality healthcare is the consistent below-inflation increases for three years in a row.
Alan Fritz, general manager of corporate affairs, says: "We have made it our mission to drive medical inflation down. We want to assure the public of our ongoing commitment to service excellence delivered with honesty and transparency.
"Bestmed's culture is grounded in providing members with value and choice.
"This is achieved through a comprehensive range of benefit options to maximise peace of mind when they need it most," says Fritz.