Who may join GEMS

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Click on the link below to access forms to be completed for post-retirement medical assistance.

 Web Address

www.gpaa.gov.za

www.gepf.co.za/forms

Members must consult their Human Resource division for  guidance when completing these forms

For the latest employer subsidy information applicable to GEMS members  click here

 

 

You can join GEMS if you are employed in:

  • A National Department listed in Schedule 1 of the Public Service Act
  • A Provincial Department listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act
  • A Provincial Administration listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act
  • Organisational components listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act
  • Any employer group approved by the Scheme (a list of these employers is available in Annexure A of the Scheme Rules).

You cannot join GEMS if you are employed by:

  • The South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
  • The National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
  • The South African Secret Service (SASS)
  • Uniformed members of the South African Police Service (SAPS)
  • Any department where the conditions of service do not allow you to join GEMS.

*Rule 6 of the Scheme Rules explains who can become a GEMS member. The Public Service Act is available on the Department of Public Service and Administration website at www.dpsa.gov.za.

Remember: You cannot be a member or a registered dependant of more than one medical scheme at the same time.