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Medical Aid Cover for Already Pregnant Women

Medical aids will allow women who are pregnant to join the scheme. However, the childbirth costs for the current pregnancy will not be covered by the scheme. This is part of the pre-existing waiting period for pregnancy and applies to any medical condition that has...

Maternity Benefits for Pregnancy and Childbirth

South African medical schemes provide comprehensive benefits for pregnancy and childbirth, whether you opt for public or private healthcare services. Fortunately the South African public healthcare system is free for citizens but many prefer private practitioners and...

What Is The Cheapest Medical Aid For Pregnancy?

There is no single medical scheme that can claim to offer the cheapest plan for pregnancy and childbirth. The reality is that all medical schemes price their products similarly, and maternity benefits are available on all these plans. It is important to understand...

Who Will Settle The Shortfall In Medical Aid Payments?

It has become an all too familiar scenario in South Africa. Medical aid members are surprised to find that there are outstanding medical bills even after the scheme pays the providers. Often it is the doctor’s bill that is not paid completely. However, the...

Are Newborns Automatically Covered By Medical Aid?

All newborn babies are immediately covered on the medical aid which the mother belongs to, provided that premiums are up to date. This automatic cover applies from the moment baby is born. However, mothers need to be aware that they have to notify the medical aid as...