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WHO MAY BE REGISTERED AS A DEPENDANT?

All dependants may be registered onto a medical aid from which a new member is enrolled or from a later date.How many people do you want to join on the Medical Aid?

A child who is not self supporting and who is a dependent on his family for care and financial support.

Examples of dependants:

  • Spouse / partner
  • Father / mother
  • Brother / sister
  • Grandchildren
  • Newborn of a member

Other children:  ( Legal documentation must be submitted with the registration of the following children ).

  • A grandchild adopted by grandparents as a foster child in safe care
  • Stepchildren
  • Adopting of a child, being placed in foster care
  • Foster child
  • Child temporary in safe care

WHO MAY NOT BE REGISTERED AS A DEPENDANT?

  • Godchildren
  • In-laws
  • Step grandchildren
  • Step parents
  • Stepbrothers and stepsisters who are not children of the member
  • Children under guardianship

THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

There is certain forms to be completed to get the process in place:

  • Registration of child dependant
  • Registration of dependant
  • Registration of new-born baby
  • Birth certificates or a copy of id document must accompany these forms
  • Marriage certificates ( on request only )

These documentation must be submitted to the medical schemes for processing.

WAITING PERIODS AND LATE JOINER PENALTIES

In case of a new-born baby, during an existing membership, no waiting periods will apply.

But with other cases with the registration of children the following may apply:

  • 3 Month general waiting period
  • 12 Month condition specific waiting period
  • Remainder of any waiting periods will be applied by the next medical scheme

CareLine Group will take the time to assist you in adding a new dependent on your Medical Aid.

Contact CareLine Group on 0861 45 00 45 or compete our Contact Us form and we will get back to you.