What happens if you are in a waiting period?
The Scheme resolved to change its approach to underwriting for the duration of the outbreak, specifically with regards to cover for COVID-19.
Members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme that are diagnosed with COVID-19 after joining Discovery Health Medical Scheme will have access to the WHO Global Outbreak benefit, even if they are subject to a waiting period at the time of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme that are diagnosed with COVID-19 before joining Discovery Health Medical Scheme will not have access to the WHO Global Outbreak benefit, and will be subject to waiting periods to protect the Scheme and its members against anti-selection.
Other links about Discovery Health and Covid-19:
- Covid-19: Everything you wanted to know about Discovery’s WHO Global Outbreak benefit
- How to get tested for Covid-19
- Covid-19 and waiting periods
- Covid 19-Isolation Funding
- Covid-19 and Home monitoring
- Covid-19 and International Travel Benefit
This information was sourced directly from a Discovery Health publication, and does not reply on our own independent research. Always consult your scheme and broker to confirm benefits and regulations, and do not treat any information on rehealth.co.za as a “final say” on any matter.