Bonitas introduces discounts, free vouchers for members


Bonitas Medical Fund is offering members free lifestyle vouchers and discounted offers on gap cover and financial services products through the Fund’s new multi-insurer platform. The second-largest open medical scheme in South Africa is at pains to point out that it is not introducing a loyalty programme and the additional benefits to members are free of charge. There are no points or levels of membership involved and members do not need to work for rewards.

“While our various plans offer a host of benefits, we know that in difficult financial times money matters can add to stress levels. For this reason, we have adopted a multi-insurer platform which offers members discounted lifestyle vouchers as well as exclusive offers on gap cover and various insurance products,” says Gerhard van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas.

There are two offerings for members.

  1. Free monthly discount lifestyle shopping vouchers to offset daily living expenses.
    These are available from over 30 retailers and 6 000 outlets countrywide, such as Takelot, Shoprite and Edgards. “The deals are aimed at the average South African, with discount vouchers for groceries, data, airtime and electricity. There are also discounts on active wear and gym membership to encourage a healthier lifestyle,” says Van Emmenis.
  2. Discounted financial service products through MedGap and Indie.

MedGap offers gap cover at a discount of up to 26% for Bonitas members, while Indie offers various financial products such as funeral, critical illness or disability cover as well as income protected at discounted premium, along with a free investment at no extra cost. Indie will match and invest up to 110% of Bonitas’ member’s life insurance premiums, with cash drops every five years.

Bonitas says the multi-insurer platform is supported by a revamped member zone that allows members to manage their medical aid themselves on any device. This includes submitting claims, applying for chronic medicine and viewing benefits.