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Is your medical aid plan still right for you

AUTHOR: Shreekanth Sing, technical legal adviser at PSG Wealth It’s that time of year again, when medical aid schemes announce their benefit changes and costs for the year ahead. Given that medical aid costs are escalating faster than inflation, it can be tempting to look for ways to save. But it’s important to properly consider […]

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Retirees must budget carefully for medical aid expenses

People saving towards retirement often overlook or downplay the impact that future healthcare needs have within their retirement planning framework, which then results in these costs eroding income earmarked for other necessities. (more…)

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Bonitas announces 8.9% increase with added benefits

Women’s health, men’s health, chronic disease management, innovative plans, catching criminals and a digital revamp – Bonitas reflects on 2018 and launches its 2019 plans and strategy (more…)

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Putting control back into members’ hands

In a first for the medical scheme industry, Fedhealth has announced its 2019 benefit options which features a revolutionary new approach to benefits that gives consumers more flexibility, choice and control. (more…)

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Gap Cover for seniors – what you need to know

As we advance in years, we may gain invaluable wisdom, but for many of us the ageing process can also signal the onset of new health concerns. (more…)

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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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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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