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New Approved Levy for Medical Schemes in Place

May 6, 2021

Department of Health

The new approved levy for medical schemes has been published.

The health department announced the levy for 2021 in Government Gazette 44530 in terms of the Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act.

The new approved levy stands at R40.41 per member per year.

In April 2021, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), in Gazette 44436, imposed a levy of R38.67 per member per year.

However, the CMS indicated that it was awaiting approval for the new levy proposed for 2020/21 and 2021/22 and, therefore, the 2019/20 levy would be imposed until the green light for the new levy was granted.

The new levy reflects an adjustment of R1.74 per member.

Registered medical schemes have until 31 May 2021 to pay the levy.