CAN MEMBERSHIP OF A NEWLY BORN BABY BE BACK DATED TO THE CHILD'S DATE OF BIRTH?
Membership of a newly born child may be back-dated to the baby’s date of birth if the relevant application form and contributions are received by the Society on or before the 10th day of the second month following the month in which the child was born.
Newly born babies should ideally be registered on the day of birth to enable the Society to cover any services rendered by the doctor after delivery. If registration is not possible on the day of birth, a completed registration form should be sent to the Society within six weeks of birth. To ensure that the child is not affected by any waiting periods, the joining date should be the first day of the month within which the child was born. This will mean that in‑hospital claims associated with the newborns birth will be covered by the Society.
May 27, 2020