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Sweating over the cost of a gym membership

Nov 28 2018 06:01

When 'Good Things Guy' Brent Lindeque received an email last week informing him that his Virgin Active membership fee was being increased, he started asking what others paid.

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      Are you downplaying the likely cost of healthcare in your retirement?

      Sep 29 2018 08:00

      People saving for retirement often underestimate the impact of future healthcare costs on their later income, warns an expert.

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      Myths about hospital cash plans

      Jul 11 2018 18:32

      Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to misconceptions, says the CEO of FNB Life.

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      Funding issue still the biggest stumbling block to NHI – legal expert

      May 21 2018 21:07

      The successful implementation of the National Health Insurance programme hinges on its funding model but this is "quite up in the air", says a legal expert.

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      Medical aid providers clamp down on fraud

      Mar 26 2018 21:00

      Statistics show that about 10% to 15% of all medical claims are fraudulent, abusive or wasteful, adding R22bn in expenses to the R150bn private healthcare industry.

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      Work trumps finances as main cause of stress for SA professionals

      Feb 02 2018 08:49

      Exercise remains the most common method of dealing with stress, which is one of the main culprits causing health problems among SA professionals, a survey shows.

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      Choosing a medical scheme for your parents

      Nov 23 2017 07:00

      In today's tough times, many middle-aged people find themselves having to help their parents financially - and that includes medical cover.

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      Five of the highest and lowest medical scheme increases for 2018

      Oct 01 2017 13:18

      Five medical schemes have announced their contribution increases for 2018, some managed to stay below the 10% mark, but some couldn't do the same.

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      Medical schemes under pressure to keep hikes under 10%

      Sep 21 2017 11:41

      Two medical schemes, Bonitas and Discovery Health, have announced single-digit increases in membership contributions for 2018. Can other schemes do this as well?

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      Would you pay a specialist R1 000 per minute?

      Sep 17 2017 21:00

      It’s time to curb excessive costs, before it kills both the private health sector and the country’s medical schemes.

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      Private sector involvement vital for NHI - expert

      Jul 17 2017 13:21

      South Africa should rely on the strengths of its private healthcare system for a successful rollout of the planned national health insurance scheme, says an international expert.

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