Genesis members are reminded to refresh their smartphone app with electronic membership card on a regular basis*.
Personal membership details
Not only does your electronic membership card display vital information about your current membership status, but it also contains the following very important information about your Genesis Medical Scheme membership:
- Main member name & surname
- Join date
- Member number
- Benefit date
- Benefit option
- ID number
- List of dependants (including dependant number, name & surname, date of birth and benefit date)
- Hospital admissions contact number
Private hospitals accept your electronic membership card
Although all the major private hospital groups (MEDICLINIC, NETCARE, NATIONAL HOSPITAL NETWORK and LIFE Health Care) in South Africa accept electronic membership cards, they may turn you away in the event of an emergency, or even for a planned hospital admission, if the membership status on your electronic membership card is outdated. If active membership cannot be confirmed, certain private hospitals may even require an upfront deposit from you prior to admission.
Your electronic membership card will always display the current status of your membership, e.g. “ACTIVE until” or “SUSPENDED”. As contributions are paid in advance, the “ACTIVE until” status of your membership will always be displayed as a future date, dated the 4th of the following month
Availability and sharing
Your electronic membership card can be shared with providers via email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Bluetooth, etc. for their record keeping or admission purposes. Alternatively, a photocopy of the electronic membership card can also be made by placing your smartphone directly on a photocopy machine (do not close the lid).
Membership management made easy
The electronic membership card is one of many handy features that are included in the Genesis smartphone app for members. The app is a free, personalised and convenient tool that both you and your dependants can use to manage important medical aid information, contact ER24 in an emergency, check your medical aid benefits, view the status of your recent claims, submit a claim to the Scheme, view your monthly statements or tax certificates and also to contact the Scheme directly via email for general enquiries, hospital admissions, contribution enquiries and many more.
* You can refresh your app by tapping on the half circle in the top right corner of your app, or you can simply login again.
If you have any questions about your electronic membership card or smartphone app, please direct your query to email@example.com.