Affinity Health For New Moms And Babies
Affinity Health is an insurance scheme which caters to people from all walks of life, but what do we offer for new moms and babies?
Having a baby is an expensive ordeal. From tests to confirm pregnancy all the way through to birth, there are many fees to consider.
The cost of birth itself can burn a deep hole in your pockets without the help of medical insurance.
Why Do I Need Medical Insurance?
Giving birth at a private facility with no cover can cost tens of thousands of Rands, whether you opt for a natural birth or a c-section. Provided you’ve been a member for longer than your waiting period, Affinity Health will help you cover that cost.
You also have the option of giving birth at a government hospital, however, there is a misconception that this is free. Government facilities charge based on your income and tax bracket, so although you’ll receive a smaller bill, you’ll still receive a bill.
What If I’m Already Pregnant Before I Sign Up?
Unfortunately, the scheme won’t cover your birth. But there’s good news! The policy can still be beneficial for your child, as they’ll be covered the moment they’re born.
You will also be covered for non-pregnancy-related conditions, such as the flu.
This means that there are fewer things for you to worry about while you’re growing your bundle of joy!
Once your baby is born, you can contact our customer care team to arrange how you will pay the monthly premium for your newest dependent. This must be done within 30 days of the birth of your baby.
This doesn’t hinder your baby’s access to immediate medical care should they need it. They will automatically qualify for the same benefits as the main member of the policy. Registering them on your policy within 30 days is important because it avoids waiting periods for access to cover.
Why Should I Choose Affinity Health?
Affinity Health offers a selection of Maternity benefits, as well as special perks for new moms and babies.
If you’re an existing Affinity Mealth member and you fall pregnant, you can make use of The Birthing Team. They are a professional group of maternity specialists who will take care of you throughout your pregnancy.
The Birthing Team offers an end-to-end maternity programme, from pregnancy right through to birth and up to six weeks of post-natal care. A great opportunity for new moms to learn the ropes!
The programme provides assistance for low-risk natural births and clinically necessary c-sections.
Contact our Customer Care Team on 0861 11 00 33 for more information.