Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)
|Postal||Private Bag X782, Cape Town, 8000|
|Physical||61 St George's Mall, Cape Town|
|Tel||0860 00 4367|
|Fax||0861 00 4367|
OverviewThe mission of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is to provide all public service employees with equitable access to affordable and comprehensive health care benefits.
GEMS is centred on the principles of: equity, efficiency and differentiation equity, where employees have equal access to the most extensive set of equal basic benefits under equitable remuneration structures, subject to affordability; efficiency regarding the costs and delivery of benefits; and differentiation, where employees choosing more extensive cover have equal access to higher benefits, subject to their needs.