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Screening Benefit

At Fedhealth we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. That’s why we pay for women’s-, children’s-, cardiac-, over 50s-, and general health risk assessments and screenings from the Core Benefit Bundle, depending on your option.

Our screening benefit was created to stretch day-to-day benefits by paying even more from the Core Benefit Bundle as well as protect you at every life stage. Even on our hospital plans and Saver options, the Scheme pays for screenings for women’s, children’s, cardiac, as well as general health (like an annual flu vaccine). And on the most comprehensive options, the benefit even includes screening and preventative programmes for older members.

Here’s what the benefit covers:

Women’s health

We cover mammograms (breast cancer screening) for those aged 50-74, giving you one mammogram every three years. We also cover pap smears (for cervical cancer screening) for those aged 21- 65 years – with a limit of one pap smear every three years. Blue Door Plus members do not receive this Screening Benefit.

* Please note that liquid based cytology will be reimbursed up to the rate for a standard pap smear.

Children’s health

For beneficiaries up to 12 years old, every aspect of child-immunisation is paid from the Core Benefit Bundle, resulting in a considerable amount of day-to-day savings. This applies to ALL options (with the exception of Blue Door Plus, which does not offer the Screening Benefit).

Download the PDF to read which immunisations are covered.

Cardiac health

For beneficiaries aged 20 and older, Fedhealth pays for a full lipogram conducted by a pathology lab. This is not a pharmacy-based screening involving a simple finger prick test, but a comprehensive lipogram offered to members by pathology professionals. Cholesterol screening is offered on all options (excluding Blue Door Plus) – with a limit of one lipogram every five years.

Senior health

Pneumococcal Immunisation
For beneficiaries aged 65 and older, this benefit covers the cost of one Pneumococcal Immunisation per lifetime. The benefit applies to all plans except myFED.

Bone Densitometry
For female beneficiaries aged 65 and older and men aged 70 and older, the Scheme pays for one Bone Densitometry screening per lifetime on maxima PLUS and maxima EXEC only.

Colorectal Cancer Screening – Faecal Occult Blood Test
For all beneficiaries aged 50-75, Colorectal Cancer Screening is also covered by the Scheme once every two years on all options except myFED.

General health

Flu Vaccinations: For all beneficiaries on all options , the Scheme now pays for an annual flu vaccine from Risk.

You don’t need any pre-authorisation on the screening benefit, so you can get it done and claim back from us later. This benefit was created with YOU in mind – and if you make proper use of it, the benefits and savings are endless.

To read more on this screening benefit, download the full document.

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