Registered on a managed care programme?

An advantage for members who are registered on any of the NMAS managed care programmes and who transfer to Bonitas, is that their registrations will automatically be transferred. Members on these programmes will receive personal letters clearly outlining the benefits and processes that apply to them.

In the meantime, we share a message from Bonitas below. This is specifically for members on NMAS managed care programmes who have already chosen to transfer to Bonitas, or are thinking of doing so. (There is also specific communication for members currently registered on NMAS managed care programmes here.)

Dear NMAS Member

We would love to welcome you as a member of Bonitas , and undertake to continue the high level of care and support that you have become accustomed to as a NMAS member.

We pride ourselves on offering our members excellent service and benefits. Our members are the most important part of our business, and we work tirelessly to ensure their complete satisfaction. We look forward to providing you with quality healthcare, service excellence and support.

We offer more specific information on the various managed care programmes below, for ease of reference. You can also download and refer to this handy list of Designated Service Provider contact numbers into the future.

HOW WILL I BE AFFECTED IF I MOVE TO MY DEFAULT (OR A HIGHER) BONITAS OPTION AND …

… I am currently registered on the NMAS chronic medicine management programme
If you have a valid authorisation for chronic medicine, this will automatically be carried over to your Bonitas membership until 30 June 2022. The dispensing pharmacy will require a current copy (not older than 6 months) of your prescription. After this date the relevant Bonitas Scheme Rules will apply. If there are any changes to the funding of your authorisation or medication, Bonitas will communicate these changes and the process to be followed to you.

… I am currently registered on the NMAS HIV management programme (AfA)
Your registration will automatically be carried over to your new Bonitas membership. If there are any changes to the funding of your authorisation or medication, Bonitas will communicate these changes and the process to be followed to you.

… I am currently registered on a NMAS managed care programme with treatment that will extend into 2022
If you are currently registered on a NMAS managed care programmes that extends into the new benefit year, for example, the Weight Loss Management Programme, Mental Health Programme, Diabetes Management Programme or the GoSmokeFree Programme, these registrations will be carried over onto your Bonitas membership until the existing treatment end date.

… I am currently pregnant
If you are currently expecting a baby and have received a confinement approval from NMAS, your hospital authorisation will be carried over on Bonitas for your peace of mind. You may also still consult with the gynaecologist who is currently supporting you during your pregnancy, subject to available benefits.

… I am currently registered on the NMAS oncology management programme
Your registration will automatically be carried over to your new Bonitas membership. If there are any changes to the funding of your authorisation or medication, Bonitas will communicate these changes and the process to be followed to you.

… I am admitted to hospital and remain there after 31 December 2021
Your NMAS hospital authorisation will be carried over to your new Bonitas membership. Any authorisations issued in 2021 for 2022 will also be carried over to your new Bonitas membership.

HOW WILL I BE AFFECTED IF I MOVE TO A LOWER BONITAS OPTION THAN MY DEFAULT OPTION

You will not qualify for the grandfathering mandate and your cover will be subject to the Bonitas scheme rules from 1 January.


We have taken every reasonable measure to ensure that all processes will be managed with as little impact and inconvenience as possible to members transferring from NMAS to Bonitas.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us on 0860 002 108.

Kind regards
Bonitas Medical Fund