The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to quality healthcare. Coming into the new year, we hope we've made life a little easier for you by offering a 0% contribution increase on all our health plans.
In October 2021, we announced that contributions for 2022 would increase by 7.9%, but that the increase would only be effective from 1 May 2022. This was to maintain short-term affordability for all Discovery Health Medical Scheme members.
Since the announcement, the claims and investment experience of Discovery Health Medical Scheme was better than anticipated. This allows the Scheme to defer the 2022 contribution increase by another five months to 1 October 2022. This will allow you to enjoy 2022 benefits at 2021 contributions for the first nine months of 2022.
The contribution increase effective 1 October 2022 will remain at the 7.9% level, to make sure that contributions remain on par with future medical inflation while giving you financial relief through a delayed contribution increase.
We have summarised all the important information that you will need to know below, so you can continue to get the most out of your chosen health plan for the remainder of 2022.