URGENT: Letter to members regarding the Momentum / NAPTOSA Funeral Scheme
You are no doubt aware that as a member you qualify for a funeral benefit paid for by NAPTOSA. This funeral benefit is underwritten by Momentum. All members automatically qualify for the benefit.
Recently Momentum informed us of changes in the laws governing funeral benefits. One of the changes that impacts on all of us is that all persons covered by a funeral scheme MUST nominate a beneficiary. Failing to do so would mean that the funds would have to be paid into your estate, and not be available to cover funeral costs. This is certainly NOT what funeral schemes were intended for.
To ensure that we are on the right side of the law and that no member is disadvantaged we are sending you a nomination form.
This form requires you to nominate a primary beneficiary and a secondary beneficiary in case the first person nominated passes on.
We are also asking you a few additional questions to allow us to update our database.
Please note, this is NOT a reapplication for membership, it is simply to nominate a beneficiary and to update our database. The form will be sent to you by your provincial office and will also be on our website. The process MUST be completed by 30 April 2022.
I thank you in advance for completing the form speedily and returning it to your provincial office by email.
Yours in Service
Basil L Manuel | NAPTOSA Executive Director
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More information from Momentum regarding the changes to the Insurance act
Membership Application/Update Forms: Please select the Province where you are employed
IMPORTANT: Before completing the relevant application forms, please familiarise yourself with NAPTOSA's pdf Privacy Notice (293 KB) .
Terms and Conditions:
Membership subscriptions for 2022 is R107.70 (one hundred and seven rands and seventy cents) per member per month. This includes funeral cover up to the age of 70, provided you become an Associate member at retirement.
The 2022 annual membership fee for Associate members is R150.00 per annum payable in advance before the end of February of every year. This includes funeral cover up to the age of 70, (information obtainable from your provincial office).
The provisions of section 13(3) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, shall apply in respect of the termination of membership of the union, namely:
- three (3) months’ written notice to the union and the employer if the member works in the public service, and
- one (1) month’s written notice to the union and the employer if the member does not work in the public service.
Where a member's subscriptions are in arrears, the member shall have three calendar months in which to pay the arrears, failing which membership shall be terminated by the Union.
In addition to the membership subscription a member shall also be liable for the payment in the same manner of such other fees as may be prescribed in terms of our Constitution or may be paid by the Union as a levy towards membership by the Union of a federation or any other organisation agreed to by the National Executive Committee.
A member shall be exempt from the payment of the aforesaid membership subscription in respect of any period during which the person is on unpaid leave for thirty or more days up to a maximum of six continuous months.