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Seven financial must-haves for women in retirement

Recent Statistics South Africa figures reveal that, on average, women outlive men by nearly a decade or 9.3 years. And this means that it is absolutely vital for women, if they haven’t already, to take an active role in managing their finances rather than relying on a spouse or partner, because they will need the […]

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Medical aid market can be a ‘complicated space’ to navigate

The GTC 2018 Medical Aid Survey (MAS) analyses and rates medical aid schemes according to a standardised comparison and ranks the choices available to members. (more…)

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Tony Singleton

Don’t let the cost of overseas medical emergencies give you heart failure

By Tony Singleton, CEO at Turnberry.   If you’re planning to go to another country for business or leisure, having international travel cover is vital – potentially saving you from astronomical medical costs in foreign currencies. Even if your Medical Aid provides some form of travel benefits, they’re often not comprehensive enough to protect you […]

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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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Tony Singleton

Understanding the essential terms: co-payments, sub-limits, and non-DSPs

By Tony Singleton, CEO at Turnberry While it’s easy for some of these technical terms to wash over us, understanding the structure of your Medical Aid and Gap Cover is a critical aspect of managing your family’s medical and financial affairs. Some of the least-understood, but most important terms, are co-payments, sub-limits and non-DSP Hospital […]

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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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Don’t dread how the picture can change after 65, be prepared

By Adv. Ronald King, Head: Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, PSG Wealth.  Ageing is enjoyable only if you are healthy. The future demands that every individual should take out sufficient health cover, exercise and follow a healthy diet, but don’t forget your medical aid, gap cover and dread disease cover. (more…)

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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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