Medical Aid for Students offers financial cover for health-related expenses at an affordable price for those who have become too old to stay on their parent’s policy but are not yet permanently employed and are still studying at a tertiary institution. Proof of enrolment at an institution will qualify you for reduced rates.
A Hospital Plan that covers mainly in-hospital costs is the most popular choice for students who are relatively healthy, but would like the assurance that they are covered financially should they require hospital admission. A comprehensive Medical Aid plan is still an option though, if the funds are available, for students who have a chronic condition. Cost-effective plans that offer both in- and out-of-hospital cover are also available based on your individual needs.
If you are 21 years of age or younger, you are allowed to be a dependant on your parent's Medical Aid and will be charged the child rate. Certain Medical Aids allow you to continue paying the child rate up to age 26 provided you can present proof of full-time studies.
The best way to figure out which option suits your needs and budget, is to compare quotes online with Hippo.co.za. You’ll find a wide range of Medical Aid providers to compare.
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