Managing membership

Personal Information

  • Changing of contact details, banking details or marital status

    It is important to ensure your contact details are up to date with Transmed Medical Fund.

    It is the member's responsibility to notify Transmed Medical Fund within thirty (30) days of any material changes, such as, banking details, email address, marital status, home or postal address including his/her domicilium citandi et executandi or any other contact details.

    If your details are not up to date you might miss information relating your plan, your claims, medication, authorisation etc.

    Please notify both your employer's Human Resources Department and Transmed Medical Fund.

Dependants

  • Registration of dependants

    A principal member of Transmed Medical Fund shall inform the Fund in writing when registering a new dependant.

    • Spouse / Partner
      • Spouse (Husband/Wife) - Married - In accordance of any law or custom
      • Certified copies of ID document
      • Marriage certificate
      • Membership certificate from previous medical scheme if applicable
      • Partner
      • A person with whom the member has a committed and serious relationship akin to a marriage based on objective criteria of mutual dependency and a shared and common household, irrespective of the gender of either party.
      • Affidavit from the main member stating the relationship, co-habitation and financial dependency on the member
      • Partner
      • Copy of ID
      • Affidavit from the main member stating the relationship, co-habitation and financial dependency on the member
    • Member's Children
      • Adopted child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Legal proof of adoption (adoption/court order)
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
      • Disabled child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Confirmation of disability supplied by a medical practitioner
      • Step child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Affidavit from the main member stating the child is the biological child of the spouse
      • Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
      • Foster child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Court order
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
      • Grand child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Affidavit from the main member stating financial dependency on the member, member's spouse or partner
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
      • Natural child including posthumous child
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
      • Natural child with different surname to principal member
      • Copy of ID , birth certificate or abridged birth certificate
      • Affidavit from the main member stating the child is the biological child of the member
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
    • Member's family
      • Parents of member or member's spouse or partner
      • Copy of ID
      • Affidavit from the main member stating financial dependency on the member, member's spouse or partner
      • Sibling of member or member's spouse or partner (brother or sister)
      • Copy of ID or birth certificate
      • Affidavit from the main member stating financial dependency on the member, member's spouse or partner
        Note
        Age 21 up to 24 who is a full- or part-time student: proof of registration at an accredited learning institution required

        Age 21 up to 24 and not studying: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required

        Age 25 and older than age 25: affidavit stating financial dependency on the member or the member's spouse or partner required
         
    • 1
      Download the dependant application form
    • 2
      checkPrint and complete the form. Make sure that you complete all the sections in full and provide all necessary supporting documents as specified on the form. If we do not receive all the necessary documentation, we are unable to register your dependants.
    • 3
      peopleReturn the completed form to your Human Resources Department. The completed registration form and supporting documentation must be sent to Transmed's Membership Department.
  • Remove dependant

    A member has the right to terminate his/her dependant's membership at any time by giving 30 days' notice to Transmed Medical Fund.

    Membership terminates when:
    . a member terminates membership of a dependant
    . a member divorces his/her spouse
    . the dependant becomes a member/dependant on another medical scheme
    . child dependant reaches the age of 21

Membership

  • Ceasing Employment

    A member terminates his/her employment with a participating employer

  • Voluntary termination

    Members may terminate membership of the Fund by giving one (1) calendar month's written notice

  • Dual membership

    Where a member obtains membership of another medical scheme

  • Death

    Membership cease as a result of the death of a member, except for a dependant who in terms of the Rules qualifies for continuation membership.

  • Failure to pay

    Membership may be terminated by the Fund as a result of non-payment of amounts due to the Fund as provided for in the Rules.

  • Abuse of privileges, false claims, misrepresentation and non-disclosure of factual information

    The Board of Trustees may terminate membership of a beneficiary who:
    a) submits fraudulent claims or commits fraudulent acts
    b) fails to disclose material information with regards to their state of health or medical history

  • Suspended membership

    The Board of Trustees may terminate membership of a beneficiary who:
    a) submits fraudulent claims or commits fraudulent acts
    b) fails to disclose material information with regards to their state of health or medical history

  • Continuation of membership after termination of employment

    You retain membership of Transmed Medical Fund in the event of your retirement from the service of the employer or if your employment is terminated by the employer on account of age, ill health or disability.

    The Fund will inform you of your right to continued membership and of the contribution payable from the date of retirement or termination of employment. If you do not wish to continue your membership, you must inform Transmed in writing to terminate your membership.

    • 1
      Download the continuation of membership for pensioners form
    • 2
      Print and complete the form
    • 3
      peopleYour Human Resources Department must send the following documentation to the Fund:

      a) a completed application for continuation of membership for pensioners form


      b) a letter informing Transmed of your retirement date, type of pension fund and if you qualify for a subsidy


      c) a letter from you informing Transmed that you would like to continue as a pensioner member


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      mail_outlinePO Box 2269, Bellville, 7535

  • Continuation of membership following the death of a principal member

    The dependants of a deceased member are entitled to continued membership of Transmed Medical Fund.

    Transmed will inform the continuation member of the right to continued membership and of the contribution payable.