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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 young people need disability or income protection cover, but cancer was a greater cause accounting for 12.3% of claims (motor vehicles […]

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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 this because it… Buys time Allowing loved ones to focus on their grieving process by helping to pay for funeral and […]

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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 the intuitive products of today’s marketplace. Having come from a generation that largely understood medical cover as a ‘covers all’ policy, […]

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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 five facts about hospital plans that are overlooked until they are needed! You usually need to be hospitalised for the hospital […]

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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 be diagnosed this month. Whilst it’s a scary reality, the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the higher the chance that it […]

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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 has been diagnosed with some form of cancer. As I wrote in my previous blog, cancer has increased exponentially and is, […]

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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. This is a place for me to share some of the newer ways of looking at financial planning. When it comes […]

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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 work for six months? Your hospital and GAP cover may take care of most of your in-hospital expenses (costs incurred whilst […]

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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 means that a dentist shouldn’t really be too high on the list… When signing any policy for personal risk cover your […]

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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 would be read fast! So if you’re actually reading this intro and not just jumping through points one through five, then […]

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