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Lee Bromfield

Common myths about hospital cash plans

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans (also known as health cash plans) as supplementary cover for non-medical expenses, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to a few misconceptions. Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life, says when used appropriately, a health cash plan can go a long way to help consumers […]

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Tony Singleton

What gap cover doesn’t cover

With many hospitals and specialists charging multiple times the stipulated medical aid rates, gap cover has emerged as a way to protect consumers against significant medical expense shortfalls, with reasonable premiums of up to a few hundred rand per month for the more comprehensive offerings. (more…)

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Regard Budler, Managing Executive at Momentum Corporate Client Solutions

How prepared are South African companies for a cancer tsunami?

A cancer tsunami is approaching South Africa and could have a devastating impact on workplace productivity. However, Regard Budler, Managing Executive: Momentum Corporate Client Solutions says that proactive action by employers and their financial advisers can help to reduce the impact. (more…)

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Run your way to youthfulness this Youth Month

Discovery Vitality and parkrun celebrate their fifth anniversary. June is full of excuses to start running your way to youthfulness and great health. With World Running Day on the 6th, it is also Youth Month and five years that Discovery Vitality has been a headline sponsor of parkrun SA. Over the past five years the […]

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Will proposed medical schemes amendments benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are these changes likely to affect the industry and South African private healthcare consumers? (more…)

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Professor Sylvester Chima, Associate Professor and Head of the Programme of Bio and Research Ethics and Medical Law,  University of KwaZulu-Natal

Medical malpractice litigation undermining SA’s health system

In what South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has described as an ‘explosion’, medical malpractice litigation claims in the country have increased dramatically over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust. (more…)

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Minister Motsoaledi endorses medical schemes regulator’s new plan for the NHI

Statement issued by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS). It is all systems go for the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) following the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s endorsement of the regulator’s new plan for operation in the National Health Insurance (NHI) environment. Addressing the CMS staff, Minister Motsoaledi applauded the regulator for the proactive […]

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Mark Arnold

Resolution Health’s solvency strengthened as membership grows

Building on the gains of recent years Resolution Health Medical Scheme is poised to enter a new phase of growth and security, having attracted hundreds of new members since November last year in a largely stagnant medical schemes market. All of this was achieved while steadily growing scheme reserves. “With prudent management and a diversified […]

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