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    SAMWUMED offers 2 benefit plans which have been designed exclusively for local government employees

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    SAMWUMED continues to provide relevant healthcare benefits to members at low contributions

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    We offer a wide range of career opportunities which allow individuals to realise their career goals.

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SAMWUMED is a national accredited, self-administered medical aid scheme offering the most affordable medical cover for local government employees.

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SAMWUMED News

30 November 2016

MEDSCHEME TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MANAGED CARE SERVICES TO SAMWUMED

30 November 2016: SAMWUMED, a prominent medical scheme for local government and associated services employees, has announced that it will be extending its partnership with Medscheme, one of the leading...

18 October 2016

STRONG FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE IN 2017

SAMWUMED announces benefit improvements and premium increases13 October 2016 With a strong focus on providing affordable healthcare for its members in 2017, the self-administered local government medical scheme, SAMWUMED, has...

13 July 2016

SAMWUMED and HeartFM Nelson Mandela Beanie Campaign

To help fight the cold this winter, SAMWUMED and Heart FM will be collecting beanies to keep children in need warm this month. Spread the warmth this Mandela Month by dropping...

23 November 2015

SAMWUMED ranked third most sustainable medical scheme in SA

We are pleased to announce that SAMWUMED has done it again! In the recent Alexander Forbes Health Medical Schemes Sustainability Index, which was released last week, SAMWUMED has been ranked as...

12 October 2015

SAMWUMED FOCUSES ON PRIMARY AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE IN 2016

06 October 2015: Low benefit contribution increases, strong solvency levels, rich day-to-day benefits and a new Low Cost Benefit Option in the works all signal a positive growth trajectory...

30 July 2015

SAMWUMED HAILS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO REGULATION 8 OF THE MEDICAL SCHEMES ACT

In the latest Government Gazette, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has given notice of proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act – specifically pertaining to regulations set out to govern...

16 July 2015

REVIEW OF SA MEDICAL SCHEME REGULATIONS NEEDED

REVIEW OF SA MEDICAL SCHEMES REGULATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED Last year, SAMWUMED and Genesis Medical Scheme took the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, to court to have the regulation requiring...

12 June 2015

PENSIONERS' OPEN DAY

PENSIONERS' OPEN DAY SAMWUMED held a prestigious Pensioners’ Open Day for its elderly members in Cape Town, on Wednesday, 03 June 2015. The purpose of the event was to celebrate...

22 April 2015

BHF responds to ‘Medical aid battle’ reported in The Times

BHF responds to ‘Medical aid battle’ reported in The Times According to an article published in The Times today (6 March 2014), medical scheme members could find their cover reduced if...

18 March 2015

SAMWUMED Hosts its Inaugural Specialist Indaba

SAMWUMED Hosts its Inaugural Specialist Indaba Friday 14th February, 2014. Sharing of the minds was the order of the evening, at the inaugural SAMWUMED-Melomed Medical Specialists Indaba that took place on...

We are proud to announce that SAMWUMED has been ranked by Alexander Forbes as one of the top 3 most sustainable medical schemes in South Africa in the Alexander Forbes Sustainability Index Report 2015.

SAMWUMED Members please be advised that your tax certificates will be available effective 31 May 2016. You can also access your certificate from your personal profile on the Scheme website, by registering/or logging on at the top right hand button of the home page

We are proud to announce that SAMWUMED has been ranked by Alexander Forbes as one of the top 3 most sustainable medical schemes in South Africa in the Alexander Forbes Sustainability Index Report 2015.

SAMWUMED Members please be advised that your tax certificates will be available effective 31 May 2016. You can also access your certificate from your personal profile on the Scheme website, by registering/or logging on at the top right hand button of the home page

We are proud to announce that SAMWUMED has been ranked by Alexander Forbes as one of the top 3 most sustainable medical schemes in South Africa in the Alexander Forbes Sustainability Index Report 2015.

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