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MISA is proud of the 253 members who attended at least one medical examination in 2022 to check up on their health and claimed the Healthy MISA Member Benefit, extended to five hundred members per year. 


Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes and some cancers are among the top causes of death in the country. Over 12% of adults in South Africa have diabetes. 


Martlé Keyter, Chief Executive Officer: Operations, says the Union increased the Healthy MISA Member Benefit to reward 500 eligible members who attends at least one medical examination per year with R3 000 to encourage them to take better care of themselves, invest in their health and well-being and ultimately increase their workplace productivity.


“Employees are the most important asset of a business because its success is heavily reliant on the performance of its employees. It is important that employees keep themselves in good mental and physical shape to perform their roles to the fullest.   


“Excessive sick leave or absenteeism creates numerous problems for managers and colleagues. That is why MISA rewards members who check their health annually,” says Keyter.


Only members who were off sick from work for two days or less, between 1 January 2024 and 31 December 2024, attended at least one medical examination or participated in at least one wellness campaign in during this period, could apply. 


The following minimum checks had to be done: blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and weight assessment (BMI).


Members must remember to do their check-ups in 2024. Applications for this benefit opens on the 1st of January 2025. 

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