Medical Aid is a form of short term insurance that insures you for actual medical expenses. This is an essential form of insurance that needs to be considered very seriously. Not having this type of cover could mean enormous medical bills having to be paid out of your own pocket.

Do not get confused between Dread Disease cover and Medical Aid. There is a distinct difference between the two. Medical Aid covers you for actual medical expenses incurred whilst Dread Disease cover pays out a lump sum of cash depending on the severity of your illness.