Important Update: National Health Insurance Bill Signing

As you may have heard, President Cyril Ramaphosa will publicly sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law on Wednesday, 15 May 2024. This legislation aims to transform South Africa’s healthcare system to achieve universal health coverage and address socio-economic imbalances. However, the Act is still a long way from being fully implemented.

What is NHI?

NHI (National Health Insurance) is a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to personal health services for all South Africans based on their health needs, irrespective of their socio-economic status and is not like a medical scheme.

Your membership remains unaffected

We understand that you may have concerns about how this new law might impact your medical scheme membership. Please be assured that there is no need to panic. Your Bonitas membership remains unaffected, and we are dedicated to maintaining your access to affordable, quality health services as usual.

Implications of Section 33 of the Act

As the NHI Bill rolls out in phases, it is important to note that Section 33 of the Act envisions a future where the role of medical schemes is reduced to providing complementary cover. However, we want to reassure you that we will continue to actively pursue all avenues to address the unanswered questions and practical implications of the Bill in the best interest of our members.

We want to assure you that we will continue to deliver our services, as experienced over the last 40 plus years.