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Council for Medical Schemes
The Council for Medical Schemes is a statutory body established by the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes.
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Circular 15 of 2018: Schemes Notification For Conducting Scheme Meetings And Elections.
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is enjoined to protect the interests of the beneficiaries at all times. To this end, the CMS monitors medical schemes’ compliance with rules and the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act, No. 131 of 1998 (the Act) as well as other legislation relating to medical schemes.
published on 7 Mar 2018 15:18:00 +0200
Circular 13 of 2018: Annual Statutory Returns for the financial year ended 31 December 2017
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has finalised the 2017 Annual Statutory Return online system for the submission of financial data, which is now available on our website. It should be noted that the Word document will only be available at a later stage, i.e. schemes will currently not be able to generate draft or final documents before then. Schemes will be notified of the availability of this document. Schemes are referred to the 2017 Annual Statutory Return Help File, for detailed guidance on the completion of the Annual Statutory Return. Please note that the deadlines for the submission of the 2017 Annual Statutory Return are: -Part 1 changes must be finalised by 6 April 2018, -Electronic submission of the Annual Statutory Return must occur by 23 April 2018, and -The signed hard copy submission must reach CMS by 30 April 2018. The Office of the Registrar has also published guidance on the submission requirements.
published on 1 Mar 2018 17:20:00 +0200
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