The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) recently announced in Circular 3 of 2020 that it launched an online application portal that allows applicants to register and submit all broker applications for accreditation.
The portal that went live on 20 January 2020 is also designed to allow individual brokers and broker organisations to renew accreditation commencing four months before the expiry of the current accreditation. The Circular explains that a secure accreditation certificate will be emailed automatically upon accreditation of the person or entity applying.
The portal can be accessed through a link contained in the Circular which sets out how to access the portal.
The Circular states that applications for accreditation are currently made to the Accreditation Unit in writing by completing new or renewal application forms by individual brokers and broker organisations. The applications together with supporting documents are submitted either by email to email@example.com or delivered by hand at the CMS Head Office in Centurion, Pretoria.
The online portal will run simultaneously with the existing manual system for three months, and thereafter all applicants will be required to use the new online system.