A subsidiary of JSE-listed MMI Holdings, Metropolitan Health is the largest administrator of medical schemes in South Africa. Metropolitan Health incorporates Momentum Medical Scheme Administrators, which looks after the administration of a number of open schemes, including Momentum Health. Collectively they provide medical scheme administration and managed healthcare solutions for 1,1 million principal members, covering almost 3 million lives across 23 medical schemes.
As a well-entrenched, low-cost administrator with a proven track record of creating ongoing cost efficiencies, Metropolitan Health's key differentiators include flexibility and scalability of systems, and excellent data warehousing and analysis capability. Its fully in-house developed administration services include membership management; claims processing; comprehensive premium management services; client services; scheme marketing and communications; governance, secretarial, financial and actuarial services; access to managed healthcare programmes and customised e-tools utilising mobile phone and internet technology.
Its managed healthcare subsidiary, Metropolitan Health Risk Management, which is the former Qualsa Healthcare and the health risk management unit of Momentum Medical Scheme Administrators (MMSA), provides integrated health risk management solutions in areas such as HIV and AIDS, disease, medicine, hospital and clinical risk management services, as well as corporate wellness under the established employee wellness division, Metropolitan Wellness (formerly Qualsa@Work).
Metropolitan Health's clients comprise employer groups and medical schemes in the public enterprise, government and private sectors. These include the four largest restricted medical schemes in South Africa - GEMS, POLMED, Bankmed and Transmed. Its blue-chip corporate clients include BP Southern Africa, British American Tobacco, Pick n Pay, Engen, Woolworths and Sappi, amongst others.
As a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor, Metropolitan Health is committed to transformation in the industry and the country at large. Metropolitan Health's approach to transformation is also reflected in its equity procurement and corporate social investment projects. The company is an accredited Investor in People, which means that its recruitment and retention strategies are in line with the best in the world.