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Aug
4

Is Medical Aid a Necessary Evil?

It’s expensive to belong to a medical aid but the alternative is to horrifying to contemplate: putting you and your family in the hands of the public health service. Let’s take a close look at the medical aid industry to see what the…

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

Introduction Healthcare is South Africa is sophisticated. The country boasts some of the best facilities in the world and the standard of medical treatment in the country is the envy of many. South African specialists have gained respect and recognition in many fields…

Jan
4

Healthcare Insurance

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

Jan
4

Medical Aid Brokers

Introduction South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of different health care plans that are available. This very large number of options makes it a daunting task to choose the best possible medical cover, however, and this is…

Jan
4

Hospital Insurance

Introduction People often become confused when they read about hospital insurance, hospital plans, medical aid and health care plans, not knowing exactly what the difference between the various terms are. In essence, there are two types of medical cover: Comprehensive medical aid plans…

Dec
28

Medical Insurance

Health and medical insurance cover is of the utmost importance – whether you require cover for chronic conditions or the peace of mind of cover in case of emergencies and illnesses requiring hospitalization. Life insurance and medical insurance ensure that you and your…

Dec
28

Health Insurance

The country’s health system comprises a growing private health care sector and a large public sector and health insurance ranges from very basic primary health care insurance which is offered for free from the state, to extremely specialized services available from both sectors. …

Dec
28

Self Insurance

If you are young and healthy and prepared to take somewhat of a risk then self insurance 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…