Medical Articles

  • WHAT IS GAP COVER?

    2018-02-08

    You may be alarmed when your dentist asks whether you have gap cover. But don’t worry, it’s not what you think! 

    According to Lianne Lutz, wealth coach at Women’s Wealth, gap cover is medical insurance that can be used in conjunction with your medical aid. 

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  • WHY YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY A LATE JOINER PENALTY FEE

    2018-02-07

    While medical schemes typically won’t refuse you as a new join, they can insist that you pay a late joiner penalty fee. You may be sighing at the mere thought because medical aid fees are already expensive as is. So, what is a late joiner penalty fee, and why do you have to pay it? 

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  • WHY YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY A LATE JOINER PENALTY FEE

    2018-02-07

    While medical schemes typically won’t refuse you as a new join, they can insist that you pay a late joiner penalty fee. You may be sighing at the mere thought because medical aid fees are already expensive as is. So, what is a late joiner penalty fee, and why do you have to pay it? 

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  • WAITING PERIODS FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES

    2017-10-04

    When joining a medical scheme with an existing condition, and if you have never had medical aid cover before (or at least not in the last five years) you most likely will have a waiting period for treatment of that condition. For many this can be an added stress, as they are paying for medical aid, as well as the treatment for their existing condition. But what is this waiting period?

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  • Understanding breast cancer with Ms Moneybags

    2015-10-09

    In honour of October being breast cancer awareness month, Ms Moneybags gives you the 101 on things you need to know about the disease.

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  • Did you know that donating blood can help with your health too?

    2015-10-06

    While needles and blood don’t appeal to many people, what many of us may not know is that when you donate blood, you are not only helping save someone else’s life, but you are increasing your health benefits as well. This may be a strange concept to get, right? I mean how can losing blood help your health?

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  • Men, here’s how to beat manflu and other ailments

    2015-09-29

    Guys, you knew it all along… Not only do men exhibit more intense symptoms of common medical conditions like the flu (there is a reason why they call it “manflu” after all), but they generally have  a more meagre health profile and outlook than the fairer sex.

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  • What to expect when you’re expecting: 9 tips for 9 months

    2015-09-28

    For some people, being pregnant may sound like a scary prospect – having the responsibility of creating a new human being and keeping them as healthy as possible. The truth is, being pregnant is not scary at all. It is a beautiful, natural process that every woman should treasure. 

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  • Make your medical savings account last longer with these tricks

    2015-09-10

    Majority of South African medical aid schemes offer a medical savings account (MSA) to clients. This is where your own money is kept aside by your medical aid provider in order to pay for day-to-day medical expenses. However, when this money runs out, you enter what is known as a self-payment gap where you are on your own and need to start paying out of your own pocket until this gap is finished.

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  • The truth about cholesterol

    2015-09-09

    Despite what you read, cholesterol is actually an important substance that helps the body function. It’s just when your cholesterol levels spike that things get dangerous. 

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