Proposed increase in fees payable for medical broker
Amendment to Regulation 31 & 32 of the Medical Schemes Act
Regulation 31 of the Medical Schemes Act prescribes the fee payable for various applications submitted to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) for instance the registration of a medical scheme, to accredit an administration, the application and renewal of accreditation of brokers to name a few. Regulation 32 deals with penalties.
In terms of Section 65 no person may act as a broker unless the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has granted accreditation. A broker will further not receive compensation for providing services unless accredited by the CMS.
Regulation 31 of the Medical Schemes Act prescribes the fee payable for the application and renewal of accreditation of a broker and brokerage. Currently, the prescribed fee is R 1400.00 per application and it is proposed that the fee be increased to R 1800.00.
Stakeholders are invited to submit comments with regards to the proposed amendments to fees in writing to the Director-General: Health MushwM@health.gov.za within 3 months of the publication of the Notice. To read the amendments please click here.