HOSPITAL PLANS

Rated one of the best hospital plans in South Africa*

Our hospital plans will cover you in hospital for planned and emergency hospital admissions. While your focus should be on getting better, we will provide you with the welcome peace of mind that your hospital and related accounts will be taken care of.

Both hospital plans include substantial benefits for basic dentistry. This is an additional benefit covered by Genesis and not from your own pocket.

You may use any private hospital and doctor or medical specialist in South Africa (no networks).**

Members can choose between two hospital plan benefit options, namely the Private Choice and the Private benefit options.

Contributions 2020

Monthly Contributions PRIVATE CHOICE PRIVATE
Adult R1,255 R1,765
2 Adult R2,510 R3,530
2 Adults + 1 Child R2,920 R4,030
2 Adults + 2 Children R3,330 R4,530
2 Adults + 3 Children R3,740 R5,030

Benefits summary 2020

IN HOSPITAL COVER

PRIVATE CHOICE
General practitioners and medical specialists

(including maternity benefits)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Ward fees
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Psychiatric treatment
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
  • 3 days per beneficiary p.a. in hospital & 18 days per beneficiary p.a. in a health establishment registered in terms of section 5 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2002
  • Limited to R36,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Internal medical / surgical appliances & prosthetics
  • 50% of cost up to R20,000 per beneficiary p.a.
External medical / surgical appliances
  • 75% of cost up to R18,000 per member family p.a. when used for the treatment of fractures
  • Subject to approval
Pathology services
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
X-rays

(plain radiography)

  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
MRI & CT scans
  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
  • Subject to authorisation
  • Member has a co-payment of R2 750 per scan
  • Up to two (2) scans per member family p.a., further limited to R7,000 per scan
  • Dento-alveor procedures and conservative treatment of back / neck conditions excluded
Pain Relief
  • No benefit
Physiotherapy

(must be directly related to reason for admission)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
    Required as a result of major trauma or accident
    (excluding tooth implants, conservative dental treatment, fillings, X-rays, tooth extractions, root treatment, dentures, orthodontics, perio-dontal services and related costs)
  • Subject to authorisation
Dental

(part of “Basic dentistry” benefit)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for child beneficiaries, prior to attaining the age of 9 years, for extractions and fillings (once only, lifetime limit), limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Subject to Genesis protocols and approval
  • Limited to 1 hospital admission per beneficiary p.a.
Blood transfusion
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for material, apparatus and operator’s fees
Haemodialysis
  • No benefit
Medicines used in hospital
  • 100% of legislated cost
Surgical procedures in doctors’ rooms
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for qualifying surgical procedures that would otherwise necessitate admission to a hospital
Breast reduction and augmentations
  • No benefit
Cosmetic surgery

Including treatment for obesity & elective or planned procedures not directly caused by or related to illness, accident or disease.

  • No benefit
Treatment relating to impotence
  • No benefit
Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)
  • In private hospitals, benefits and limits as above
  • In public or state hospitals, benefits as prescribed by law

AUXILLARY SERVICES

PRIVATE CHOICE
Endoscopy (diagnostic)
  • No benefit
Emergency pre-hospital treatment, evacuation and transport, including inter- hospital transfers within RSA

  • 100% of cost when using the preferred provider (ER24)

MAJOR MEDICAL ILLNESS COVER

PRIVATE CHOICE
Procedures and medication administered in and out-of-hospital for-
  • Annual in-hospital limit of R50,000 per beneficiary up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for cancer, stroke, motor-neuron disease and organ transplant
  • Out-of-hospital benefits limited to Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)

CHRONIC COVER (SUBJECT TO AUTHORISATION AND REGISTRATION)

PRIVATE CHOICE
Prescribed chronic disease list conditions
  • Limited to the extent of the therapeutic algorithms
  • 100% of the cost of formulary drugs

OUT OF HOSPITAL

PRIVATE CHOICE
Savings facility
  • No Benefit
Medicines
  • No Benefit
Consultation Benefit

General practitioners & medical specialists
Speech therapy & audiology
Chiropractic services
Dietician’s services
Psychologist
Social worker
Physiotherapy / Biokinetics
Optometrist
Alternative treatments
Homeopath & related services

  • No Benefit
Spectacles and contact lenses
  • No Benefit
External surgical appliances and / or repair
  • No Benefit
Radiology (i.e. X-rays) and pathology services
  • No Benefit
MRI and CT scans
  • No Benefit
Basic dentistry

Covered at the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate for the following qualifying dental benefits (per beneficiary p.a.) when obtained from a registered Dental Practitioner:

  • Three (3) dental oral examinations
  • Six (6) fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Six (6) plain X-rays for conservative dentistry (excluding wide angle / panorex imaging and CT / MRI scans)
  • Two (2) root canal treatments, excluding root canal treatment on wisdom teeth
  • Crowns, bridges or dentures limited to the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R3,850
  • Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, where pathology and pain are directly associated with wisdom teeth
Advanced dentistry

(i.e. orthodontic work)

  • No Benefit

IN HOSPITAL COVER

PRIVATE
General practitioners and medical specialists

(including maternity benefits)

  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
Ward fees
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Psychiatric treatment
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
  • 3 days per beneficiary p.a. in hospital & 18 days per beneficiary p.a. in a health establishment registered in terms of section 5 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2002
  • Limited to R36,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Internal medical / surgical appliances & prosthetics
  • 100% of cost up to R30,000 per beneficiary p.a.
External medical / surgical appliances
  • 75% of cost up to R18,000 per member family p.a. when used for the treatment of fractures
  • Subject to approval
Pathology services
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
X-rays

(plain radiography)

  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
MRI & CT scans
  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
  • Subject to authorisation
  • Scans related to conservative treatment of back / neck conditions covered up to 50% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R7,250 per beneficiary p.a.
Pain relief
  • Epidural injection for conservative back and/or neck (spinal/vertebral) condition paid up to 75% of the cost, further limited to R5,000 per beneficiary per annum (all inclusive)
Physiotherapy

(must be directly related to reason for admission)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
    Required as a result of major trauma or accident
    (excluding tooth implants, conservative dental treatment, fillings, X-rays, tooth extractions, root treatment, dentures, orthodontics, perio-dontal services and related costs)
  • Subject to authorisation
Dental

(part of “Basic dentistry” benefit)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for child beneficiaries, prior to attaining the age of 9 years, for extractions and fillings (once only, lifetime limit), limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Subject to Genesis protocols and approval
  • Limited to 1 hospital admission per beneficiary p.a.
Blood transfusion
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for material, apparatus and operator’s fees
Haemodialysis
  • 100% of cost up to R300,000 per member family p.a. at Medical Aid Rate
Medicines used in hospital
  • 100% of legislated cost
Surgical procedures in doctors’ rooms
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate for qualifying surgical procedures that would otherwise necessitate admission to a hospital
Breast reduction and augmentations
  • No benefit
Cosmetic surgery

Including treatment for obesity & elective or planned procedures not directly caused by or related to illness, accident or disease.

  • No benefit
Treatment relating to impotence
  • No benefit
Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)
  • In private hospitals, benefits and limits as above
  • In public or state hospitals, benefits as prescribed by law

AUXILLARY SERVICES

PRIVATE
Endoscopy (diagnostic)
  • R4,750 per procedure for colonoscopy (all inclusive)
  • R3,350 per procedure for gastroscopy (all inclusive)
Emergency pre-hospital treatment, evacuation and transport, including inter- hospital transfers within RSA
  • 100% of cost when using the preferred provider (ER24)

MAJOR MEDICAL ILLNESS COVER

PRIVATE
Procedures and medication administered in and out-of-hospital for-
  • Annual limit of R550,000 per beneficiary up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate for cancer, stroke, motor-neuron disease and organ transplant

FURTHER SUB-LIMITS APPLY FOR:

Cancer
  • Oncologist consultations, chemotherapy, radio-therapy (including brachytherapy), MRI / CT / PET and bone scans, pathology tests and materials up to R250,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Organ transplant
  • Cost of immunosuppressant medication up to R84,000 per member family p.a.
Hospice

Accommodation, Home care visits, Home visits by medical practitioner.

  • 100% of cost
  • R200 per day
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate

CHRONIC COVER (SUBJECT TO AUTHORISATION AND REGISTRATION)

PRIVATE
Prescribed chronic disease list conditions
  • Limited to the extent of the therapeutic algorithms
  • 100% of the cost of formulary drugs

OUT OF HOSPITAL

PRIVATE
Savings facility
  • No Benefit
Medicines
  • No Benefit
Consultation Benefit

General practitioners & medical specialists
Speech therapy & audiology
Chiropractic services
Dietician’s services
Psychologist
Social worker
Physiotherapy / Biokinetics
Optometrist
Alternative treatments
Homeopath & related services

  • No Benefit
Spectacles and contact lenses
  • No Benefit
External surgical appliances and / or repair
  • No Benefit
Radiology (i.e. X-rays) and pathology services
  • No Benefit
MRI and CT scans
  • 50% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, limited to R7,250 per beneficiary p.a.
Basic dentistry

Covered at the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate for the following qualifying dental benefits (per beneficiary p.a.) when obtained from a registered Dental Practitioner:

  • Three (3) dental oral examinations
  • Six (6) fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Six (6) plain X-rays for conservative dentistry (excluding wide angle / panorex imaging and CT / MRI scans)
  • Two (2) root canal treatments, excluding root canal treatment on wisdom teeth
  • Crowns, bridges or dentures limited to the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R3,850
  • Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, where pathology and pain are directly associated with wisdom teeth
Advanced dentistry

(i.e. orthodontic work)

  • No Benefit

Benefits reflected in this schedule are for the full benefit year and will be pro-rated for those members joining Genesis during the benefit year.

Medical Aid Rate (Genesis Rate) 

Means the fixed tariff determined by Genesis for the payment of relevant health services / benefits in accordance with the Rules of the Scheme, or the fee determined in terms of any agreement between the Scheme and a service provider(s) in respect of the payment of relevant health services.

Benefits are subject to Genesis issuing a hospital admission reference number, however, payment is not guaranteed if clinical protocols and the terms and conditions as per the Scheme Rules are not met.

Beneficiaries on all options share the benefits of adult members, unless expressly stated to the contrary. Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) cannot be limited beyond the limits prescribed by law. For further information contact Genesis.

Genesis does not provide any kind of healthcare service or treatment. Treatment can only be provided by / in a registered healthcare practitioner(s) and / or institution(s). The function of the Scheme is therefore to provide the funding for such treatment and will accordingly reimburse members’ claims in terms of its Rules.

Genesis covers all approved conditions, including Prescribed Minimum Benefits (“PMBs”), in private hospitals, where the benefits and limits, as set out in the Scheme Rules, apply. Hospital accounts will usually be paid in full in terms of tariff agreements with the hospital. In private hospitals, the charges of attending doctors / specialists and other healthcare service providers, will be reimbursed at 100% or 200% of Medical Aid Rate, depending which benefit option you are on.

This funding applies to all claims for treatment in private hospitals, even if the condition is listed as a PMB. Shortfalls relating to treatment received in private hospitals usually pertain to charges for attending doctors / specialists if they charge more than 100% or 200% of the Medical Aid Rate. To this end, should your claim be listed as a PMB and you want it to be paid according to the law as provided for in section 29(1)(p) of the Medical Schemes Act (“paid in full subject to PMB level of care”), then treatment must be obtained from any public or state hospital in South Africa and the Uniform Patient Fee Schedule (UPFS) tariff will apply. In addition, the Scheme’s Designated Service Provider (DSP) in the Western Cape are public or state hospitals.

In short, PMB treatment in private hospitals is reimbursed in terms of the Rules where limits may apply. PMB treatment in public or state hospitals will be reimbursed subject to PMB level of care as prescribed in the Medical Schemes Act. This means that you will receive the same entitlement to treatment that applies to a public or state hospital patient as set out in the regulations to the Act. If in any doubt, please call our Call Centre for further information.

The cost of medical services rendered outside the Republic of South Africa, is excluded from the risk benefits on all options.

The cost of medical services rendered outside the Republic of South Africa, is excluded from the risk benefits on all options.

The Scheme Rules, including a list of excluded conditions, procedures and services for all benefit options are available on the website or on request from the Scheme.

Private Choice

English Afrikaans
Download handy Information Sheet regarding our 2020 Private Choice option here Laai handige Inligtingsbrosjure oor die 2020 Private Choice opsie hier af

Private

English Afrikaans
Download handy Information Sheet regarding our 2020 Private option here Laai handige Inligtingsbrosjure oor die 2020 Private opsie hier af
Contributions

Contributions 2020

Monthly Contributions PRIVATE CHOICE PRIVATE
Adult R1,255 R1,765
2 Adult R2,510 R3,530
2 Adults + 1 Child R2,920 R4,030
2 Adults + 2 Children R3,330 R4,530
2 Adults + 3 Children R3,740 R5,030
Benefits

Benefits summary 2020

IN HOSPITAL COVER

PRIVATE CHOICE
General practitioners and medical specialists

(including maternity benefits)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Ward fees
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Psychiatric treatment
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
  • 3 days per beneficiary p.a. in hospital & 18 days per beneficiary p.a. in a health establishment registered in terms of section 5 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2002
  • Limited to R36,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Internal medical / surgical appliances & prosthetics
  • 50% of cost up to R20,000 per beneficiary p.a.
External medical / surgical appliances
  • 75% of cost up to R18,000 per member family p.a. when used for the treatment of fractures
  • Subject to approval
Pathology services
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
X-rays

(plain radiography)

  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
MRI & CT scans
  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
  • Subject to authorisation
  • Member has a co-payment of R2 750 per scan
  • Up to two (2) scans per member family p.a., further limited to R7,000 per scan
  • Dento-alveor procedures and conservative treatment of back / neck conditions excluded
Pain Relief
  • No benefit
Physiotherapy

(must be directly related to reason for admission)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
    Required as a result of major trauma or accident
    (excluding tooth implants, conservative dental treatment, fillings, X-rays, tooth extractions, root treatment, dentures, orthodontics, perio-dontal services and related costs)
  • Subject to authorisation
Dental

(part of “Basic dentistry” benefit)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for child beneficiaries, prior to attaining the age of 9 years, for extractions and fillings (once only, lifetime limit), limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Subject to Genesis protocols and approval
  • Limited to 1 hospital admission per beneficiary p.a.
Blood transfusion
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for material, apparatus and operator’s fees
Haemodialysis
  • No benefit
Medicines used in hospital
  • 100% of legislated cost
Surgical procedures in doctors’ rooms
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for qualifying surgical procedures that would otherwise necessitate admission to a hospital
Breast reduction and augmentations
  • No benefit
Cosmetic surgery

Including treatment for obesity & elective or planned procedures not directly caused by or related to illness, accident or disease.

  • No benefit
Treatment relating to impotence
  • No benefit
Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)
  • In private hospitals, benefits and limits as above
  • In public or state hospitals, benefits as prescribed by law

AUXILLARY SERVICES

PRIVATE CHOICE
Endoscopy (diagnostic)
  • No benefit
Emergency pre-hospital treatment, evacuation and transport, including inter- hospital transfers within RSA

  • 100% of cost when using the preferred provider (ER24)

MAJOR MEDICAL ILLNESS COVER

PRIVATE CHOICE
Procedures and medication administered in and out-of-hospital for-
  • Annual in-hospital limit of R50,000 per beneficiary up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for cancer, stroke, motor-neuron disease and organ transplant
  • Out-of-hospital benefits limited to Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)

CHRONIC COVER (SUBJECT TO AUTHORISATION AND REGISTRATION)

PRIVATE CHOICE
Prescribed chronic disease list conditions
  • Limited to the extent of the therapeutic algorithms
  • 100% of the cost of formulary drugs

OUT OF HOSPITAL

PRIVATE CHOICE
Savings facility
  • No Benefit
Medicines
  • No Benefit
Consultation Benefit

General practitioners & medical specialists
Speech therapy & audiology
Chiropractic services
Dietician’s services
Psychologist
Social worker
Physiotherapy / Biokinetics
Optometrist
Alternative treatments
Homeopath & related services

  • No Benefit
Spectacles and contact lenses
  • No Benefit
External surgical appliances and / or repair
  • No Benefit
Radiology (i.e. X-rays) and pathology services
  • No Benefit
MRI and CT scans
  • No Benefit
Basic dentistry

Covered at the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate for the following qualifying dental benefits (per beneficiary p.a.) when obtained from a registered Dental Practitioner:

  • Three (3) dental oral examinations
  • Six (6) fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Six (6) plain X-rays for conservative dentistry (excluding wide angle / panorex imaging and CT / MRI scans)
  • Two (2) root canal treatments, excluding root canal treatment on wisdom teeth
  • Crowns, bridges or dentures limited to the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R3,850
  • Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, where pathology and pain are directly associated with wisdom teeth
Advanced dentistry

(i.e. orthodontic work)

  • No Benefit

IN HOSPITAL COVER

PRIVATE
General practitioners and medical specialists

(including maternity benefits)

  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
Ward fees
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Psychiatric treatment
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
  • 3 days per beneficiary p.a. in hospital & 18 days per beneficiary p.a. in a health establishment registered in terms of section 5 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2002
  • Limited to R36,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Internal medical / surgical appliances & prosthetics
  • 100% of cost up to R30,000 per beneficiary p.a.
External medical / surgical appliances
  • 75% of cost up to R18,000 per member family p.a. when used for the treatment of fractures
  • Subject to approval
Pathology services
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
X-rays

(plain radiography)

  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
MRI & CT scans
  • 100% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate
  • Subject to authorisation
  • Scans related to conservative treatment of back / neck conditions covered up to 50% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R7,250 per beneficiary p.a.
Pain relief
  • Epidural injection for conservative back and/or neck (spinal/vertebral) condition paid up to 75% of the cost, further limited to R5,000 per beneficiary per annum (all inclusive)
Physiotherapy

(must be directly related to reason for admission)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate
Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate
    Required as a result of major trauma or accident
    (excluding tooth implants, conservative dental treatment, fillings, X-rays, tooth extractions, root treatment, dentures, orthodontics, perio-dontal services and related costs)
  • Subject to authorisation
Dental

(part of “Basic dentistry” benefit)

  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for child beneficiaries, prior to attaining the age of 9 years, for extractions and fillings (once only, lifetime limit), limited to the lower of cost or R10,000 per case
  • Subject to Genesis protocols and approval
  • Limited to 1 hospital admission per beneficiary p.a.
Blood transfusion
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate for material, apparatus and operator’s fees
Haemodialysis
  • 100% of cost up to R300,000 per member family p.a. at Medical Aid Rate
Medicines used in hospital
  • 100% of legislated cost
Surgical procedures in doctors’ rooms
  • Cost up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate for qualifying surgical procedures that would otherwise necessitate admission to a hospital
Breast reduction and augmentations
  • No benefit
Cosmetic surgery

Including treatment for obesity & elective or planned procedures not directly caused by or related to illness, accident or disease.

  • No benefit
Treatment relating to impotence
  • No benefit
Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)
  • In private hospitals, benefits and limits as above
  • In public or state hospitals, benefits as prescribed by law

AUXILLARY SERVICES

PRIVATE
Endoscopy (diagnostic)
  • R4,750 per procedure for colonoscopy (all inclusive)
  • R3,350 per procedure for gastroscopy (all inclusive)
Emergency pre-hospital treatment, evacuation and transport, including inter- hospital transfers within RSA
  • 100% of cost when using the preferred provider (ER24)

MAJOR MEDICAL ILLNESS COVER

PRIVATE
Procedures and medication administered in and out-of-hospital for-
  • Annual limit of R550,000 per beneficiary up to 200% of Medical Aid Rate for cancer, stroke, motor-neuron disease and organ transplant

FURTHER SUB-LIMITS APPLY FOR:

Cancer
  • Oncologist consultations, chemotherapy, radio-therapy (including brachytherapy), MRI / CT / PET and bone scans, pathology tests and materials up to R250,000 per beneficiary p.a.
Organ transplant
  • Cost of immunosuppressant medication up to R84,000 per member family p.a.
Hospice

Accommodation, Home care visits, Home visits by medical practitioner.

  • 100% of cost
  • R200 per day
  • Cost up to 100% of Medical Aid Rate

CHRONIC COVER (SUBJECT TO AUTHORISATION AND REGISTRATION)

PRIVATE
Prescribed chronic disease list conditions
  • Limited to the extent of the therapeutic algorithms
  • 100% of the cost of formulary drugs

OUT OF HOSPITAL

PRIVATE
Savings facility
  • No Benefit
Medicines
  • No Benefit
Consultation Benefit

General practitioners & medical specialists
Speech therapy & audiology
Chiropractic services
Dietician’s services
Psychologist
Social worker
Physiotherapy / Biokinetics
Optometrist
Alternative treatments
Homeopath & related services

  • No Benefit
Spectacles and contact lenses
  • No Benefit
External surgical appliances and / or repair
  • No Benefit
Radiology (i.e. X-rays) and pathology services
  • No Benefit
MRI and CT scans
  • 50% of the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, limited to R7,250 per beneficiary p.a.
Basic dentistry

Covered at the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate for the following qualifying dental benefits (per beneficiary p.a.) when obtained from a registered Dental Practitioner:

  • Three (3) dental oral examinations
  • Six (6) fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Six (6) plain X-rays for conservative dentistry (excluding wide angle / panorex imaging and CT / MRI scans)
  • Two (2) root canal treatments, excluding root canal treatment on wisdom teeth
  • Crowns, bridges or dentures limited to the lower of cost or Medical Aid Rate, further limited to R3,850
  • Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, where pathology and pain are directly associated with wisdom teeth
Advanced dentistry

(i.e. orthodontic work)

  • No Benefit
Notes

Benefits reflected in this schedule are for the full benefit year and will be pro-rated for those members joining Genesis during the benefit year.

Medical Aid Rate (Genesis Rate) 

Means the fixed tariff determined by Genesis for the payment of relevant health services / benefits in accordance with the Rules of the Scheme, or the fee determined in terms of any agreement between the Scheme and a service provider(s) in respect of the payment of relevant health services.

Benefits are subject to Genesis issuing a hospital admission reference number, however, payment is not guaranteed if clinical protocols and the terms and conditions as per the Scheme Rules are not met.

Beneficiaries on all options share the benefits of adult members, unless expressly stated to the contrary. Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) cannot be limited beyond the limits prescribed by law. For further information contact Genesis.

Genesis does not provide any kind of healthcare service or treatment. Treatment can only be provided by / in a registered healthcare practitioner(s) and / or institution(s). The function of the Scheme is therefore to provide the funding for such treatment and will accordingly reimburse members’ claims in terms of its Rules.

Genesis covers all approved conditions, including Prescribed Minimum Benefits (“PMBs”), in private hospitals, where the benefits and limits, as set out in the Scheme Rules, apply. Hospital accounts will usually be paid in full in terms of tariff agreements with the hospital. In private hospitals, the charges of attending doctors / specialists and other healthcare service providers, will be reimbursed at 100% or 200% of Medical Aid Rate, depending which benefit option you are on.

This funding applies to all claims for treatment in private hospitals, even if the condition is listed as a PMB. Shortfalls relating to treatment received in private hospitals usually pertain to charges for attending doctors / specialists if they charge more than 100% or 200% of the Medical Aid Rate. To this end, should your claim be listed as a PMB and you want it to be paid according to the law as provided for in section 29(1)(p) of the Medical Schemes Act (“paid in full subject to PMB level of care”), then treatment must be obtained from any public or state hospital in South Africa and the Uniform Patient Fee Schedule (UPFS) tariff will apply. In addition, the Scheme’s Designated Service Provider (DSP) in the Western Cape are public or state hospitals.

In short, PMB treatment in private hospitals is reimbursed in terms of the Rules where limits may apply. PMB treatment in public or state hospitals will be reimbursed subject to PMB level of care as prescribed in the Medical Schemes Act. This means that you will receive the same entitlement to treatment that applies to a public or state hospital patient as set out in the regulations to the Act. If in any doubt, please call our Call Centre for further information.

The cost of medical services rendered outside the Republic of South Africa, is excluded from the risk benefits on all options.

The cost of medical services rendered outside the Republic of South Africa, is excluded from the risk benefits on all options.

The Scheme Rules, including a list of excluded conditions, procedures and services for all benefit options are available on the website or on request from the Scheme.

Brochures

Private Choice

English Afrikaans
Download handy Information Sheet regarding our 2020 Private Choice option here Laai handige Inligtingsbrosjure oor die 2020 Private Choice opsie hier af

Private

English Afrikaans
Download handy Information Sheet regarding our 2020 Private option here Laai handige Inligtingsbrosjure oor die 2020 Private opsie hier af

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the benefits set out herein comprise a detailed summary of the relevant Rules of Genesis, any dispute will be resolved by reference to the registered Rules of Genesis approved by the Registrar of Medical Schemes.

(*) The GTC Medical Aid Survey: Benefit and cost comparisons

(**) Terms & conditions apply as per the Scheme Rules. Statutory Prescribed Minimum Benefits in private & hospitals are covered as per the Scheme Rules. In public or state hospitals, benefits are as prescribed by law.