Did you know?

A member can have as many dependents as they wish. But there are rules that they need to abide by:

  • As a member, you are allowed to register your dependents onto your medical aid at the time that you join the Scheme.
  • If you decide to register you dependents as members late, they will have a waiting period of three (3) months whilst contributions are being paid – before being able to use their benefits.
  • You can also register a new-born or newly-adopted child as a dependent. But it has to be done within 30 days of the date of birth or adoption of the child.
  • If you marry after joining the Medical Scheme, you are allowed to register you spouse as a dependent. However, this has to be done within 30 days of the marriage taking place. However, the spouse cannot be a member of another medical aid.

In both cases, the member will pay increased contributions, which will become effective the following month after the registration of the dependents has taken place.


Did you know?

  • One (1) calendar month’s written notice is needed for cancellation of a membership or for the de-registration of a dependant.