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Asrai, P v Council for Medical Schemes & Discovery Health Medical Scheme

R equirements for the termination of medical scheme membership on grounds of non-disclosure of material information by a member at the time of joining the scheme. Many people tend to advance as a defence when caught out that they had no intention of withholding the information from the scheme (typically a pre-existing medical condition) and that, in any event, because they have been dutifully paying their premiums or contributions to the medical scheme and the scheme has been accepting them, the scheme cannot terminate their membership for non-disclosure which it should have discovered long ago and not only when a substantial claim is lodged. This ruling explains that this is not a relevant consideration.

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Otto, H v Council for Medical Schemes & Discovery Health Medical Scheme

T his judgment deals with the vexed question of prescribed minimum benefits and how they work

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