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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the importance of a healthy lifestyle for members of medical schemes and explain the concept of corporate wellness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8998  Describe the importance of a healthy lifestyle for members of medical schemes and explain the concept of corporate wellness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to member wellness programmes offered in the Healthcare Benefits Administration sector and corporate wellness programmes as a way of managing human resources.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Recognising people as a resource that needs to be managed.
  • Understanding the purpose of a wellness programme and identifying the benefits offered to members by such programmes.
  • Comparing wellness programmes offered by Healthcare Benefits Administrators and applying their knowledge to select an appropriate wellness programme.
  • Explaining how to access a wellness programme and the member's rights to confidentiality if s/he is on a wellness programme.
  • Understanding how health and lifestyle impact on applications for other insurance cover.
  • Explaining corporate wellness as a preventative health model. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. The learner should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is social, psychological and physical well being of members and employees as a way of equipping them with lifestyle coping mechanisms.

    1. Preventative health model includes frequency, severity and recovery issues and the reduction of claims.
    2. Facilitation of recuperation.
    3. Longevity and good health including freedom to control medical costs, absenteeism, mortality and morbidity.
    4. Re-training, job re-cycling as a means of deferring or reducing disability claims. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the purpose of a wellness programme and the benefits it holds for the member. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The term wellness programme is explained and examples are given of the different services offered in a wellness programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Terminology used in a wellness programme is explained with example to illustrate each concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The services offered in a wellness programme are rated according to own needs and perceptions of the needs of members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reasons why Healthcare Benefits Administrators offer wellness services are listed with reference to aspects in the physical and social environment and personal lifestyle that create a need for such a service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Ways in which a member can benefit from a wellness programme are named with reference to the effect a wellness programme can have on personal, home and work life. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe how to access a wellness programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main providers of wellness services are identified and their services are listed and categorised according to type of benefit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Services offered by a wellness programme are identified and the procedure for accessing the services is described with reference to a particular Healthcare Benefits Administrator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ethics and how these relate to the protection of the individual rights of a person who uses a wellness programme are explained with reference to principles of confidentiality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how health & lifestyle impact on benefits. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how health and lifestyle impact on benefits derived from various insurance covers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Two different wellness programmes are identified and classified according to benefits to the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Two wellness programmes are compared and aspects common to all wellness programmes are identified and listed from readily available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of a Healthcare Benefits Administrator not providing a wellness programme are named with examples of cost to the Healthcare Benefits Administrator and quality of care of the member. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The impact of case management principles on the individual involved in the wellness programme is explained with reference to case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The benefits that a member may derive from the Healthcare Benefits Administrator if s/he signs up for a wellness programme are indicated for a specific Healthcare Benefits Administrator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The benefits that a person who is part of a wellness programme may receive when applying for other types of insurance are investigated for a specific insurance organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify people as a resource and a wellness programme as a method of managing human assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wellness programmes that are not part of a Healthcare Benefit and are offered to employees of an organisation are investigated and wellness programmes as a way of managing employee morale are described with particular reference to their role in reducing negativity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Needs of employees in a particular workplace are identified and suggestions are made for the services that could be offered in an organisation's wellness programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons are given to explain why people are a resource. And corporate health and wellness programmes are explained as a preventative health model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Wellness programmes as a way of addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace are explored and an indication is given of how wellness programmes can provide coping mechanisms and help to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The role of wellness programmes in managing people related risks is described with reference to the impact of technology and the concept of a virtual workplace. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This unit standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA, - INSQA framework for assessment and moderation. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify, evaluate and solve problems using the skill and knowledge they have learned about the implications of wellness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team when faced with a situation of working with any individual employee who goes onto a wellness programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information about wellness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual and language skills when responding to concerns and questions raised by others about wellness programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner can demonstrate an understanding of the world as set of related systems by explaining why it is the responsibility of each employee to know how to demonstrate supportive communications and working relationships with colleagues in need of a wellness programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners can participate as responsible citizens in the life of local communities when explaining the ethics of protection of individual rights of a person using a wellness programme and the principles of confidentiality and in contributing towards full personal, societal, and socio-economic development. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  20177   National Certificate: Insurance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-10-10  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20639   National Certificate: Healthcare Benefits Administration: Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Elective  20774   National Certificate: Insurance: Long Term: Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20773   National Certificate: Long Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    2. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.