Health RSS feed for this section

hospital-health

Customer convenience is insurance’s new normal

These days, convenience and added value rank high on clients’ decision-making agendas. For 68% of tech-savvy insurance consumers, value-added services rank as one of the top 10 moments of truth, according to the 2017 World Insurance Report. Consumers are increasingly looking for options to access additional value propositions made by their insurance firms. (more…)

Read full story
Myrna Sachs, head of Alexander Forbes Health Management Solutions

Financial problems can affect mental health

Financial stress and its impact on mental health has seen a rise in absenteeism, poor work performance and a lowered concentration span at work, says corporate healthcare consultancy Alexander Forbes Health. (more…)

Read full story
Damian McHugh

Momentum Health announces average weighted increase of 8.3% for 2018

Announcing a weighted average annual contribution increase of 8.3% for 2018, Momentum Health cited stability and growth in terms of its financials, product and service offerings in a challenging industry landscape. (more…)

Read full story
Bibi-Goss-Ross----Group-Operational-Manager,-Advanced-Health-Limited1

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 […]

Read full story
Accommodation options for retirees

Shortage of retirement accommodation in South Africa

There’s an added element of retirement planning that perhaps does not receive the attention it should.  It relates to the choices about the roof over one’s head when one becomes a senior citizen. (more…)

Read full story
Ann Streak 2015(1)

Preserving your Medical Aid Savings Account

It’s February and no doubt your medical aid savings account is looking healthy. But in just a few months’ time, you might be reaching into your pocket to pay medical bills after these funds run dry. Senior specialist at Alexander Forbes Health, Ann Streak, has some advice for medical aid members looking to preserve their medical […]

Read full story
IRR report on cancer and its effect on South Africans

Don’t let cancer endanger your financial wellbeing

As one in four South Africans are affected by cancer, it becomes increasingly important for individuals to know the financial implications of an illness and the costs associated with the fight back to good health. (more…)

Read full story
medical-aid-schemes-in-south-africa

Regulatory impact assessment of ban on private health insurance demanded

The publication of the “Demarcation Regulations” by the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, and the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, finally gives effect to the deeply misguided decision to phase out private health insurance for low income households.  This is according to the Democratic Alliance (DA). (more…)

Read full story