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24 Jun 2020
Coping with anxiety in a COVID-19 world

We’re so focused on the tug of war between our economic and physical health that our mental health has fallen…

Coping with anxiety in a COVID-19 world

We’re so focused on the tug of war between our economic and physical health that our mental health has fallen by the wayside. CEO of medical scheme Profmed, Craig Comrie says there has been a noticeable drop in psychiatric claims despite telemedicine facilities being made available and covered by most…

13 May 2020
Making sure lifestyle diseases are under control during COVID-19

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 10 000, the health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern about…

Making sure lifestyle diseases are under control during COVID-19

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 10 000, the health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern about the huge risk group of South Africans suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. In other words Comorbidities. The words ‘comorbidity’ and ‘comorbid conditions,’ are common medical terms. Comorbidity refers to one…

10 Apr 2020
When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved…

When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved to be most enterprising in acclimatising to challenges as they arise.

08 Apr 2020
Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans

Bonitas Medical Fund today announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility…

Free virtual medical consultations for all South Africans

Bonitas Medical Fund today announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes medical advice about COVID-19, other medical problems, the writing of prescription, where necessary and free delivery of chronic medication.

07 Apr 2020
Can I freeze my medical aid contributions because of financial strain during COVID-19 lockdown?

South Africans are under significant financial strain following recent occurrences, particularly regarding the extreme measures implemented by President Cyril Ramaphosa…

Can I freeze my medical aid contributions because of financial strain during COVID-19 lockdown?

South Africans are under significant financial strain following recent occurrences, particularly regarding the extreme measures implemented by President Cyril Ramaphosa in an attempt to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

03 Apr 2020
Unleash billions from medical emergency reserves, urges KHUSA Consulting

Financial services expert, KHUSA Consulting, has called for the release of billions of rands from medical schemes’ emergency reserves to…

Unleash billions from medical emergency reserves, urges KHUSA Consulting

Financial services expert, KHUSA Consulting, has called for the release of billions of rands from medical schemes’ emergency reserves to help treat COVID-19 patients in South Africa.

02 Apr 2020
COVID-19 – Making sure medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours…

COVID-19 – Making sure medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours cut, you might be pondering your options on pausing or cancelling retirement fund or medical aid payments.

28 Mar 2020
COVID-19 in South Africa – we must all play our part

In December 2019 an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) broke out in the city of Wuhan, China.

COVID-19 in South Africa – we must all play our part

In December 2019 an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) broke out in the city of Wuhan, China.

19 Mar 2020
Taking the first steps if you test positive for COVID-19

While people who contract COVID-19 (Coronavirus) who are under the age of 80 and do not have any pre-existing conditions…

Taking the first steps if you test positive for COVID-19

While people who contract COVID-19 (Coronavirus) who are under the age of 80 and do not have any pre-existing conditions – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension or cancer – are most likely to experience only flu-like symptoms, those who are over 80 years of age or…

18 Mar 2020
How to avoid late joiner penalties on your medical scheme

With the cost of purchasing medical scheme cover being unaffordable for many South Africans, many people only feel the need…

How to avoid late joiner penalties on your medical scheme

With the cost of purchasing medical scheme cover being unaffordable for many South Africans, many people only feel the need to buy medical scheme cover when they experience ill health, or reach an older age and need the cover, but delaying this grudge purchase can lead to additional expense.

12 Mar 2020
Coronavirus and medical scheme benefits in South Africa

While it has been reported that a virus like COVID-19 would not usually be covered as a prescribed minimum benefit…

Coronavirus and medical scheme benefits in South Africa

While it has been reported that a virus like COVID-19 would not usually be covered as a prescribed minimum benefit condition, where the virus amounts to an emergency condition then it will fall within the PMB legislation.

10 Mar 2020
Should you budget with cashbacks to multiply your money?

Given the current economic climate, many South African’s are struggling to make ends meet and some are relying on cashbacks…

Should you budget with cashbacks to multiply your money?

Given the current economic climate, many South African’s are struggling to make ends meet and some are relying on cashbacks from rewards programmes to multiply their money.

Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za