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Aug
4

Is Medical Aid a Necessary Evil?

It’s expensive to belong to a medical aid. However, the alternative is to horrifying to contemplate: putting your family in the hands of the public health service. So it’s a necessary evil. Let’s take a close look at the medical aid industry to…

Jul
22

Dark Days Ahead for Hospital Insurance?

The CEO of Day 1 Health, Richard Blackman, has published a letter following reports in the media that the Treasury was seeking to regulate health insurance.Blackman defends hospital insurance as provided by Day 1 Health, which is linked to insurance house Sanlam, saying…

Jan
4

Healthcare in South Africa

What is healthcare in South Africa like? Healthcare in South Africa is sophisticated. The country boasts some of the best facilities in the world. The standard of medical treatment in the country is the envy of many. South African specialists have gained respect…

Jan
4

Healthcare Insurance for Every South African

What is healthcare insurance? Healthcare insurance is not the same as a medical scheme. Nobody wants to think about serious disease and accidents. However, it is a fact that anything can happen and that everybody is subject to sudden calamities. If this happens,…

Jan
4

Medical Aid Brokers

Medical aid brokers play an important role when you are looking for the most appropriate medical plan. South Africans are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of different health care plans that are available. This very large number of options…

Jan
4

Hospital Insurance in South African Explained

Hospital insurance is completely different from medical aid. But it is just as important. People often become confused when they read about hospital insurance, hospital plans, medical aid and health care plans. They do not know what the difference is between the various…

Dec
28

Medical Insurance for South Africans

Health and medical insurance cover is of the utmost importance. That’s no matter whether you require cover for chronic conditions or cover in case of emergencies and illnesses requiring hospitalisation. Life insurance and medical insurance ensure that you and your family have cover…

Dec
28

Health Insurance in South Africa

You need health insurance in South Africa. The country’s health system comprises a growing private health care sector and a large public sector. Health insurance ranges from very basic primary health care insurance, which is free from the state, to special services available…

Dec
28

Self Insurance for Medical Emergencies in South Africa

If you are young and healthy, you might take the of self insurance. That is an option when looking at healthcare cover. But how does this type of insurance work? Healthcare insurance Ideally from an early age you would put money away monthly…