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De Beers Benefit Society (DBBS)

Maximise your benefit - Visit an In Network Provider

Your benefits are contractually better at a network provider - Scheme rules apply

To confirm that you or a dependent is entitled to optical benefit, SMS your request to 45119 with the following details:

Benefit,MembershipNumber,Surname,BirthDateDependent,MainMemberID,DependantNumber, UniqueMedicalAid Key

Example: SMS 45119 Message details: Benefit 277323232 Botha 19721220 7212205065089 0 110

Important information:

Replace each comma with a space in your SMS and ensure the details are accurate and only one space is between each requirement. Kindly make sure the birthdate is in the correct format as per the example. The information will return within 1 minute on a new SMS. The full benefit breakdown per dependent is available by logging in to the PPN website or a guideline is given below. Your schemes unique medical key is 110.


2021 Optical benefits:

Each beneficiary is entitled to the optical benefit within a 2 year cycle commencing from 01 January 2020 - 31 December 2021

Fundus photograph or OCT Benefit available for positive pathology, Forensic protocols and AI screening included in design

Negotiated Tariff : PPN 1  (Lenses are dispensed in network at an agreed network rate. The same product out of network may result in co-payments if an out of network provider dispenses at industry rates.)

Out of network benefits are refunded to member.

One Comprehensive Consultation

One pair of clear standard lenses : Either Single vision or Bifocal Lenses or Multifocal Lenses

IN NETWORK : A Frame to the value of R 1 550.00 towards an alternative Frame and or Lens enhancements


OUT OF NETWORK/REFUND VALUE : A Frame to the value of R 1 240.00 towards an alternative Frame and or Lens enhancements

Disposable contact lenses are limited to R 1 500.00 per annum

(Permanent or Hard contact lenses that will last for 24 months should be motivated)

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