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Insurance

5 Questions to ask when choosing a medical scheme

By Marlize De Villiers

Deciding on the best medical aid policy for you and your family is a mammoth task. This article can assist you to make the correct decision.

5 Questions to ask when choosing a medical scheme
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Insurance

Is a personal loan a wise way to cover medical expenses?

By Fiona Zerbst

Healthcare is becoming increasingly expensive in South Africa. We consider whether a personal loan can be used to cover shortfalls.

Is a personal loan a wise way to cover medical expenses?
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Insurance

Medical insurance versus medical aid – which is best for you?

By Fiona Zerbst

Medical insurance tends to be less costly than medical aid, however, will you still be adequately protected?

Medical insurance versus medical aid – which is best for you?
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Medical aid

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?

By Isabelle Coetzee

While visiting another country, you may rely on the in-built travel insurance that forms part of your medical aid. However, what happens if you stay for longer than you would on a typical vacation?

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?
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Financial Health

The cost of being sick in South Africa

By Isabelle Coetzee

Finding affordable healthcare in South Africa is possible, but it comes with challenges. Patients often wait for hours to be assisted, and fatigued doctors sometimes miss underlying conditions.

The cost of being sick in South Africa
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Medical aid

Your medical aid could be terminated – this is how

By Harper Banks

If you’re completely honest with your medical aid provider, you may be excluded from certain benefits. We find out what happens when you’re dishonest in order to avoid these restrictions.

Your medical aid could be terminated – this is how
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Medical aid

Can you afford a ventilator in South Africa?

By Harper Banks

Prior to the arrival of Covid-19, ventilators were off the radar for most people. That has forever changed. We have a look at how they work, how the care is delivered, and how this determines the cost.

Can you afford a ventilator in South Africa?
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