Category Archives: Risk Cover

Cancer claims reveal risk trends

Recent statistics made available by Liberty Life reveal that cancer is the leading cause of claims paid by the assurer in 2015. One in four claims paid by Liberty were for cancer, and the proportion of claims for cancer is increasing, even at younger ages. Motor vehicle accidents are typically cited as the reason that…
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LIFE INSURANCE LIBERATIONS

With all of the pressures of modern life it is nice to know that you can offer yourself and your loved ones some reprieve from the stressful doubt of forethought. Life insurance can free you from certain worries and ease your mind when it comes to the future of your kin. Life insurance can achieve…
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5 MORE FACTS ABOUT HOSPITAL PLANS

As I wrote in a previous article, full medical cover has become an expensive purchase that few South Africans can afford. As we see a significant increase in the purchase of hospital plans, we are also seeing a decrease in how much our clients fully understand the big differences between an old-school medical aid and…
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5 FACTS ABOUT HOSPITAL PLANS

Full medical cover has become an expensive purchase that few South Africans can afford. This is the reason for the increased popularity of hospital plans that cover your medical bills if you are hospitalised. Having come from a generation that largely understood medical cover as a ‘covers all’ policy, it’s important to run through these…
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WHAT WILL IT REALLY COST ME?

The current SA stats for breast cancer reveal that one in thirty-six women has breast cancer. My blog last week spoke about the general costs and overall statistics of cancer, but today I’d like to get a little more specific as to the expected ‘realistic’ impact that breast cancer will have on those who may…
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PLAN FOR THE HIDDEN COSTS OF BREAST CANCER

Last year I shared an article on my blog that spoke to the stark reality of the tragic impact that cancer has had (and continues to have) on almost every family in South Africa. It’s very rare, in fact, to meet someone who hasn’t either had cancer themselves, or has a close family member who…
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A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DREAD DISEASE COVER

One of the reasons that I have my blog and Facebook page is that this industry changes about as regularly as the price of petrol. A financial solution that we relied on five years ago may still apply, but it also may not. There may be better options, better approaches; better products, for your needs.…
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RECOVERY MONEY

Unless you've already had a debilitating illness, the last thing you think about is your health failing you for anything longer than your hospital stay. As a result, we tend to only include a hospital plan, and perhaps some GAP cover in our financial planning. But what happens if the accident means that you can't…
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KIDNEYS AND RISK COVER

If you were to take a quick poll from your peers of what they fear the most, you’re most likely to receive answers like snakes, flying, thunderstorms (non-Highveld-people…), needles, the dark and, if they’re really honest, the dentist! For the most part these fears originate around our mortality and anything that threatens our health. Which…
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5 TIPS FOR HEALTHIER KIDNEYS

Whenever we see an article with a list of ways to improve something, we seem to jump to the points and skip the first bit out… I hope you don't do that here! Healthy kidneys are important when applying for any kind of risk cover, so naturally an article about keeping your kidney’s in great health…
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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE STORM?

Bruce Cameron, finance writer for Personal Finance, recently published an article highlighting the concerning statistics that most South Africans, who are currently employed, may be seriously under-assured for death or disability cover. His opening paragraph reads as follows: “The vast majority of 13 million employed South Africans are ignoring the fact that, if they die…
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THE COST OF CANCER

Every year countries throughout the world dedicate the month of October to raising awareness around Breast Cancer. Cancer has increased exponentially and is, in many cases, treatable – at a cost; making cancer a life, health and personal finance issue. There are very few families in South Africa that have not had one or more…
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KEEP THE ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS

Keep the roof over your loved ones’ heads – no matter what. Buying your own home is filled with amazing feelings, and often a lot of stress!  From all the forms to fill out and hoops to jump through, once you finally have your homeloan approved you still need to arrange the move - which…
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CUT BACK SALT AND CUT YOUR PREMIUMS!

If you've read up on salt facts, you'll know that too much salt can cause raised blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. When you are applying for any type of risk cover, your general health plays a large part in the algorithms that are used to asses your risk… and…
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