What does the Extender Option cover?
The Extender Option provides cover for hospitalisation in private hospitals with no overall annual limit. You can choose to have access to any hospital or choose to receive a discount on your contribution by electing to use a specific list of private hospitals (referred to as Associated hospitals).
For chronic treatment you can choose to have access to any doctor for your prescriptions and any pharmacy for your chronic medication. Or you can choose to receive a further discount on your contribution by electing to use a list of Associated doctors for your chronic prescription and Medipost courier pharmacy for your chronic medication. Alternatively, you can elect to use State facilities for your chronic prescription and chronic medication to obtain the maximum contribution discount.
25% of your contribution goes to a dedicated Personal Medical Savings Account to cover your day-to-day expenses. If you need more day-to-day cover, you can make use of the HealthSaver+.
Our Health Platform Benefit provides cover for a range of benefits such as preventative screening tests, certain check-ups and more.
This benefit covers hospitalisation as well as some out-of-hospital procedures or treatments that can be safely performed in a doctor's room, registered day hospital, or out-patient facility.
Major Medical Benefits are available at Any or Associated hospitals.
- Associated specialists are covered in full, while other specialists are covered up to 200% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate. Hospital accounts are covered in full at the rate agreed upon with the hospital group. No overall annual limit applies.
- No annual limit on high and intensive care.
- No annual limit on maternity confinement and neonatal intensive care.
- R500 000 oncology cover per beneficiary every year, thereafter a 20% co-payment applies. Momentum Medical Scheme reference pricing applies to chemotherapy and adjuvant medication.
- No annual limit for organ transplant recipients.
- No annual limit for MRI and CT scans, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, whole body radioisotope and PET scans (in- and out-of-hospital). You need to pay a co-payment of R2 480 per scan and obtain pre-authorisation.
- R60 000 per family for medical rehabilitation, private nursing, Hospice, and step-down facilities.
- Trauma benefit for day-to-day claims that form part of your recovery following specific traumatic events.
- Seven days’ supply of take-home medication.
- Certain specialised procedures/treatments are covered, when clinically appropriate, in- and out-of-hospital.
This benefit takes care of certain life-threatening conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, that need ongoing treatment.
Chronic Benefits are available at Any, Associated, or State providers.
It covers 26 conditions under Prescribed Minimum Benefits* according to the Chronic Disease List with no annual limit. The 36 additional conditions are subject to a limit of R11 100 per family every year.
This benefit covers your everyday medical expenses, such as doctors' visits and prescribed medication.
Day-to-day Benefits are available at Any or Associated providers.
25% of your contribution goes to a dedicated Personal Medical Savings Account, to cover your day-to-day expenses.
Your Savings account is credited in advance for the year and any unused Savings balance at the end of the year will be carried forward to the following benefit year.
If the Savings are not enough to cover annual day-to-day expenses, you will have a self-funding gap to pay out-of-pocket, up to the Threshold of R24 900 (principal member), R21 700 (adult dependant), R7 200 (per child, max 3 children).
Although claims add up to the Threshold at 100% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate, you may claim a higher amount from Savings if the provider charges more than the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate. This will result in a bigger self-funding gap. You can use HealthSaver+ to fund your self-funding gap.
Once the Threshold has been reached, claims will be paid from Extended Cover at the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate, subject to certain sub-limits. These day-to-day limits accumulate before and after the Threshold.
If you choose Any or State as your chronic provider, we cover 100% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate. If you choose Associated provider for your chronic needs, we cover 100% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate for Associated GPs and 70% for non-Associated GPs.
You are covered up to R4 500, subject to Savings or Extended Cover, to use on eye care per beneficiary. The maximum amount you can spend on a frame is R2 450.
There is no limit for basic dentistry; covered at 100% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate from your available Day-to-day Benefits. Specialised dentistry is paid from available day-to-day benefits, limited to R14 600 per beneficiary and R38 100 per family per year. Both in- and out-of-hospital dental specialist accounts accumulate towards the day-to-day limit.
General anaesthesia for children under 7, maxillo-facial surgery (excluding implants) and impacted wisdom teeth are covered in-hospital. The anaesthetist account is covered up to 200% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate. Hospital accounts are paid in full at the negotiated rate, and the dentist, dental specialist and maxillo-facial surgeon accounts are paid from available day-to-day benefits, subject to day-to-day limits.
In the case of maxillo-facial trauma, the in-hospital dentist, dental specialist or maxillo-facial surgeon will be payable from the Major Medical Benefit.
Dental implants, including the cost of implants, and the anaesthetist and hospital accounts, are payable from available day-to-day benefits, subject to day-to-day limits.
In-hospital dentistry is subject to pre-authorisation and a co-payment of R1 500 applies per authorisation.
You are covered up to R18 900 per beneficiary, to use on prescribed medication, subject to Savings or Extended Cover. The maximum amount you can spend on prescribed medication is R38 500 per family. Over-the-counter medication is paid from Savings or HealthSaver+, if applicable.
You are covered up to R21 400 per family per year, subject to Savings or Extended Cover.
No limit applies to specialist visits. We cover you at 100% of the Momentum Medical Scheme Rate, subject to Savings or Extended Cover.
A unique benefit that encourages health awareness, enhances quality of life and gives peace of mind through preventative care and early detection tests.
Includes baby immunisations, flu vaccines, as well as tetanus diphtheria injections.
Early detection tests
Includes pap smears, dental consultations, general physical examinations, prostate specific antigens, health assessments, cholesterol tests, blood sugar tests and HIV tests.
Women registered on our maternity programme get 12 antenatal visits which include a urine test, two pregnancy scans, various pathology tests, as well as online antenatal and postnatal classes, online video consultations with a lactation specialist, three nurse home visits after returning home from hospital, and two visits to the paediatrician during the baby's first year.
Health management programmes
For the management of diabetes, hypertension, HIV/Aids, oncology, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, chronic renal failure, organ transplants and cholesterol.
24-hour emergency health advice.
Emergency evacuation in South Africa by Netcare 911.
International emergency cover by ISOS, covered up to R8,22 million per 90-day journey.
An incentive programme that rewards you for taking ownership of your health. We aim to help you stay informed about your health status and reward you for staying healthy.
A medical savings account that works seamlessly with your medical aid. The HealthSaver+ account, which costs just R40 a year to administer, is the most convenient way to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by your option, such as day-to-day medical expenses, co-payments, refractive eye surgery, vitamins, and more.
Get free expert health advice from qualified South African medical doctors through your phone, tablet or computer, 24/7/365.
MOMENTUM MULTIPLY+ REWARDS PROGRAMMEEnjoy cashbacks and discounts
Extender members have access to Multiply+ Starter for free, which offers you discounts and cashbacks from a variety of partners. You can also upgrade to a Multiply+ Premier membership, which will reward you with additional cashbacks and discounts on Momentum products, at a range of partners and on the Multiply online shop.