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How to stay financially fit in a health crisis

Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and treatment.  However, what’s less well understood, says Hollard Life Head of product and Technical, […]

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Liability insurance important for SA social media users

In South Africa alone, 16 million people use Facebook, 7.7 million are on Twitter and LinkedIn has 6.1 million users, according to the Ornico SA Social Media Landscape report for 2018. By simply using these platforms, all these millions of users unknowingly expose themselves to possible law suits, which could cost them hundreds of thousands […]

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Aon completes sale of businesses in six sub-Saharan African countries

Global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, Aon plc, has completed the sale of its shareholding in its employee benefit, insurance and reinsurance brokerage operations in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia. The sale of Aon’s shareholding of its businesses in Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland and Tanzania is […]

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Stay safe when shopping online

Online retail is a huge business today, with an increasing number of consumers across the world turning to the Internet to buy products and services. There are several reasons for this, but the obvious ones are convenience, affordability and range of choice that physical retailers cannot hope to match. (more…)

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Addressing mental illness in the workplace

Employers tend to find it easier to manage their employees’ physical disabilities than their mental health challenges. Not only are mental health issues harder to recognise, but they are also less well understood and continue to carry a stigma. It is critical for this stigma to be removed so that the varying causes, symptoms and […]

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Taking on the high cost of healthcare

Medical aid premiums have been growing at above-inflation rates for the last decade or more. Last year again saw double digit increases way above the Consumer Price Index, often accompanied by benefit cuts. These increases are placing increasing burdens on those who are fortunate enough to have medical aid but, at a broader level, they […]

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Three steps to include sufficient risk cover in your budget

Times are tough. The ever-increasing cost of living and growing inflation is eating away at household budgets. South Africans are desperately trying to make ends meet under the current economic conditions. Sadly, for many households, the first thing that gets cut from a budget is short- and long-term insurance cover. (more…)

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‘Open architecture innovation’ will drive new growth for insurers

Aon plc, the global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has launched its annual Global Insurance Market Opportunities (GIMO) report, which examines key areas of potential growth for insurers. (more…)

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