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Primary Healthcare Policy

PRIMARY HEALTHCARE

Compulsory cover

PAYCLASSES 2-6

PASS PC 2 - 6 (permanent and T2)

UCT has successfully appointed Kaelo Health as the service provider for primary healthcare to PASS staff members in pay classes 2-6.  The plan chosen is Kaelo MyHealth Plus. 

Membership to the Kaelo MyHealth Plus is compulsory for all PASS staff in payclasses 2 to 6 on permanent conditions of service and optional for these staff members on T2 conditions of service. 

Cover will commence from 1 July 2019 and the cost per employee will be deducted from their cost of employment (CoE).

As the alternative, permanent staff members in this category have the option to remain on or join the University's medical aid scheme or to be the main or spouse/partner dependant on another external registered South African medical aid scheme.

A promotion to payclass 7 or above will carry different medical aid requirement/conditions of service and must be adhered too.

Cover will commence from 1 July 2019 and the cost per employee will be deducted from their cost of employment (CoE).

Contribution table

MAIN & ADULT*

SPOUSE

PER CHILD

R 336.95

R 236.56

136.16

 

Statutory notice

Kaelo My Health Plus is not a registered medical scheme and the cover is not the same as that of a medical scheme. This is not a substitute for medical scheme membership.

Post-retirement medical aid subsidy
Only permanent staff members appointed prior to 01 January 2018; and who provide proof of continuous cover on either the UCT medical aid scheme OR external registered South African medical aid scheme/s (as either the main member or spouse dependant) may be eligible to receive the UCT post-retirement medical aid subsidy. Eligible staff members wishing to use the subsidy must transfer to the UCT medical aid scheme prior to retiring.  

All T2 staff members do not qualify for the UCT post-retirement medical aid subsidy. 

Staff members who only choose the health insurance option will not qualify for the subsidy on retirement.