Higher cover for higher Intensive Care Unit costs.
ICU costs are higher than normal hospital admissions. The hospital benefit alone might not be enough to cover a stay in high care. This benefit provides additional cover for the extra costs incurred.get a quote
Up to R12,500 per member per day
Up to R20,000 per member per day
This benefit can be taken in addition to the Illness Hospitalisation benefit. ICU costs are claimed under the ICU benefit first and additional costs may then apply to the Illness Hospitalisation benefit.
ICU costs incurred as a result of an accident event are claimed under the Accident Hospitalisation benefit which is a required benefit to be eligible for choosing this benefit.
Yes, pre-authorisation is required to access this benefit. Simply contact the Essential Med call center on 0861 911 011.
An additional R58 for single members
and R70 per month for families.
Up to R1,500 per day for a max of 18 days