WHY DO YOU NEED GAP COVER?

The Council for Medical Schemes recommends an annual medical aid rate – this is the base rate that can be charged by all medical practitioners for medical procedures. Most medical aids agree to pay up to a certain percentage of this rate – in most cases up to 300% of this rate. However, medical practitioners are free to charge whatever they want for their services, and should your provider charge more, it will be your responsibility to cover the shortfall.

For example: Let’s say your medical aid covers up to 300% of the medical aid rate. If a medical practitioner charges 500% of medical aid rates, your medical aid will cover the first 300% and you will have to pay the additional 200%. Medical practitioners may also request certain tests and procedures which would also require co-payments from your pocket.

Medical procedures are expensive, and this can mean an instant bill of tens of thousands of Rands, if not more. Gap Cover is important, additional insurance you buy in conjunction with your medical aid to cover this shortfall.

iWYZE Gap Cover is not a medical scheme and the cover is not the same as that of a medical scheme. This policy is not a substitute for medical scheme membership.


HEALTHY BENEFITS TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST SHORTFALLS

iWYZE Gap Cover offers excellent In-Hospital, In- and Out-of-Hospital Oncology and Out-of-Hospital benefits to cover defined medical expense shortfalls for tariffs, oncology, sub-limits, co-payments and deductibles, plus a Benefit Extender in addition to the core benefits.

iWYZE Gap Cover:
  • Available to members of a registered medical scheme.
  • Pays up to five times (500%) the medical scheme tariff fee.
  • Cover applies to the member, spouse and children (up to 26 years of age).
  • Members on multiple medical schemes can be covered under a single iWYZE Gap Cover policy.
  • A spouse, who is a dependant on their partner’s medical scheme, can take out an iWYZE Gap Cover policy and the family will be covered.
Covered events
  • Hospitalisation for accidental harm, illness or other health incidents.
  • Oncology treatment, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other drug regimen.
  • Kidney dialysis for the treatment of acute or chronic renal failure.
  • Accidental harm resulting in emergency medical treatment at the out-patient casualty or trauma ward of a hospital.

GAP COVER BENEFITS:

IN-HOSPITAL-BENEFITS

In-Hospital benefits include cover for substantial tariff shortfalls, co-payments or sub-limits, co-payment and deductibles and shortfalls from sub-limits arising from defined in-hospital consultations and procedures.

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IN- AND OUT-OF-HOSPITAL ONCOLOGY BENEFITS

In- and Out-of-Hospital Oncology benefits include cover for shortfalls on oncology treatment. These shortfalls can be significant and can occur as oncology tariff shortfalls, co-payments or sub-limits.

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OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BENEFITS

Out-of-Hospital Benefits provide cover for tariff shortfalls on surgical procedures, treatments and medical expense shortfalls received as an out-patient, as well as cover for accidental casualty.

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BENEFIT EXTENDER

The Benefit Extender was designed to assist with additional benefits (over and above the core benefits) for certain medical events, resulting in additional non-medical expenses that will not be covered by your medical scheme. These benefits can be used at own discretion.

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MAXIMUM COMPENSATION FOR ALL GAP COVER BENEFITS*

The total maximum Compensation Limit payable for all Core Benefits and Benefit Extender will be limited to R164 500 (one hundred and sixty-four thousand, five hundred rand) per family member, per annum.

  • Includes cover for principal member and six dependants.

* Cover benefits, limits and maximum compensation limit applicable from 1 January 2020.

Terms & Conditions apply.




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