Select hospital cover is available for your new arrival
Maternity is an optional benefit that covers a stated amount for the hospital costs for your delivery, regardless of the delivery method.get a quote
The benefit offers a stated amount to cover the hospital costs incurred for delivering your baby. The method of delivery, whether natural or C-Section, does not matter. Hospitalisation is required for the benefit to come into effect.
The maternity benefit does not relate to the Illness Hospitalisation benefit, you cannot claim under both benefits.
There is a 12 month waiting period for the benefit. If you fall pregnant within this period, the expected due date needs to be outside of your waiting period. If, however, your baby is delivered prematurely, your case will be considered carefully by the underwriter.
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.