Medical Articles

  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICAL AID AND MEDICAL INSURANCE EXPLAINED

    2018-04-06

    Many people are often conflicted when choosing their health plans. Sometimes it is because the difference between a medical aid and medical insurance is not clear. To some people, the two are the same until they are admitted to hospital. To ensure you make the right decision when choosing your health plan, we spoke to head of compliance at Completemed Healthcare Consultants, Riana van Zyl.   

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  • NO LIFE INSURANCE WITHOUT MEDICAL EXAM

    2018-04-06

    When you apply for a life insurance policy, you will probably be required to undergo a medical exam. Although this exam is mostly performed at the insurers’ expense, it does not lessen the anxiety experienced by clients who must undergo it. Knowing the reason and the types of tests conducted during the exam can help put your mind at rest.  Schalk Malan, CEO of BrightRock, explains the importance of a medical exam when applying for life insurance.

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  • 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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