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 soon as possible or risk losing cover for their baby. Ongoing medical treatment for the baby after the grace period will then have to be paid out of the member’s own pocket.

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