Having a baby is one of the most joyous times in life, the last thing a person should be worrying about are medical bills and expenses. Asia Health can offer a number of international health insurance plans specially designed for expats living in Asia that provide maternity coverage.
There are many benefits offered by maternity cover, some of these are:
- Normal Delivery
- Complications of pregnancy
- Emergency caesarean sections
- Pre and post natal check ups
- Home delivery expenses
- Nursing costs related to home delivery
Most international health insurance plans will provide a maternity option. However, it is important to note that maternity coverage will often have a waiting period of 10 to 12 months.
A majority of international health insurance plans that have a maternity benefit will also offer coverage for new born children. New born coverage will usually have a waiting period of 10 months from the start of a plan, meaning that claims cannot be made on a new born infant until there has been 10 months of coverage.
There are generally two options for a new born coverage benefit, these are:
Free benefit for the child:
The plan will offer free coverage for the infant. This cover will usually be for 30 days or up to $30,000. After the limit has been reached an application must be made for continuing coverage. A free benefit is usually directly linked to maternity cover.
Child is born into the plan:
If the new born is born into the plan they will be guaranteed medical cover indefinitely, no matter what their state of health is. If you would like the child to stay on the plan you must notify the insurer soon after birth to ensure continued cover. When a child is born into a plan, the premiums for that policy will normally increase.
If a child is born with a medical condition it is said to have a congenital birth defect. Some birth defects are minor physical abnormalities (birth marks) others can be life threatening and expensive to treat. It is important that your plan provides comprehensive cover in case there are any unforeseen complications. The main types of congenital birth defects are:
- Structural or Metabolic
- Congenital infections
- Heart and circulatory system defects
When you are having a baby, the last thing you should have to worry about are expensive medical bills. Our staff can help find a plan that fits your requirements and that can provide peace of mind.