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Welcome to the Bankmed 2018 Board of Trustees Elections!

We are here to serve you, so make your vote count!

Notice

  1. This is a notice of voting procedures and processes for the election of the Bankmed Medical Scheme Board of Trustees
  2. The Independent Electoral Body, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd (herein referred to as “PwC” or “IEB”), have been appointed as the Independent Electoral Body to manage the election of the Bankmed Medical Scheme (“Bankmed”/”Scheme”) Board of Trustees. The IEB will manage and oversee the electoral process.

Election rules

  1. According to Rule Section 18.1 of the Scheme Rules, the affairs of Bankmed must be managed by a Board of Trustees (“Board”) consisting of twelve (12) persons who are fit and proper to be Trustees.
  2. The Scheme is looking to elect two (2) members to the Board of Trustees.
  3. Ten (10) valid candidates were nominated to stand for election as a member to the Board of the Scheme. Please refer to the concise résumés received from each candidate (it should be noted that neither the Scheme nor the Principal Officer can be held accountable for the incomplete and incorrect compilation of the information specified in the summary of qualifications, however, a complete CV of each candidate is available on request).

Online election process

  1. Only Principal members who are in good standing with the Scheme may vote for a maximum of two trustees.
  2. Each member is entitled to cast two (2) votes from the list of candidates.
  3. Once you have clicked on the link to access the Online Voting Portal, click on Vote. In order to be able to vote, your membership will require authentication. This will be done via the Portal.
  4. To access the Online Ballot Form, you will need to enter your 9-digit Bankmed membership number and your ID number (per your identity document). Once successfully authenticated, the voting screen will appear.
  5. Select a maximum of two (2) candidates by clicking on the selection boxes and placing a tick (checkmark) next to the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. Once complete, click the “Submit” button.
  6. Once you have indicated your selection, click on the “Confirm Selection” button to submit you vote, and your vote will be saved.

CLICK HERE TO AUTHENTICATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN ORDER TO VOTE

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most frequently asked questions are published below.

1. What is this website about?

This website is to facilitate the Board of Trustees elections for Bankmed Medical Scheme for the year 2018. The election is run by PwC, who were contracted by Bankmed to perform this election on their behalf. The online component is handled by Elexia, a service of Impero Consulting.

2. When may a Principal member vote online?

The online voting portal will be opened on Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 12:00 midday and will automatically shut down on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 12:00 midday.

3. Who may vote?

Principal members who are in good standing with the Scheme will be eligible to vote online.

4. What is a Principal member?

A Principal member is the primary Bankmed policy holder. A Principal member may be a member on their own or may have beneficiaries linked to their Plan. The beneficiaries are not eligible to vote.

5. What does it mean to be in good standing with the Scheme?

A Principal member in good standing pertains to membership contributions being up to date.

6. Why has Bankmed decided to provide an option for online voting?

Since 2017, voting for Trustees takes place prior to the AGM and all principal members in good standing have an opportunity to vote. Whilst Bankmed still offers members the opportunity to vote via e-mail, post and fax, members can again this year cast their vote using this online voting portal.

7. What is the alternative to online voting?

Should members not be able to vote online but would like to participate in the voting process, they are able to do so by obtaining a ballot form from PwC and return it to any local PwC office either by post, fax, e-mail or by hand. Voting by paper ballot will commence on Thursday 3 May 2018 and members are required to ensure that their completed ballot form reach PwC by no later than Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 12:00 midday.

8. How does a Principal member vote online?

To vote online, members need to have their membership number and ID number and follow these steps:

  • Click on the Vote link.
  • Enter the membership number and ID number in the fields provided, and click on the "Authenticate" button.
  • Once authenticated, they are required to choose a maximum of two (2) candidates from the presented nominees, by ticking the checkbox next to their photo.
  • Once they have selected a maximum of two (2) candidates, members must click on the "Confirm Selection" button at the bottom of the page.
  • If an incorrect selection has been made, the member will be asked to confirm their selection and may change it, in need. Once complete, members will be issued with a confirmation message that will display on screen, indicating a successful vote.

Please note: members may vote only once. If members attempt to vote again, an error message will be displayed on screen. If members attempt to vote again via the non-electronic platform, the first vote that enters the system will be considered valid.

9. When will the election results be announced?

The election results will be announced at the Bankmed AGM on Thursday, 28 June 2018 at Johannesburg Country Club, 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park, and the newly-elected Trustees will take office with effect from that date.

10. Who to contact if an issue is experienced?

Member voting queries can be directed to PwC as follows:

  • By phone on 012 429 0024
  • By e-mail at bankmedelection2018@za.pwc.com.
  • Alternatively, members may complete the contact form on this website page, this will generate an e-mail to PwC.

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