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29 Oct 2020
Ten vital life insurance insights for the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we knew it, says Discovery Life Deputy CEO Gareth Friedlander. “As our knowledge…

Ten vital life insurance insights for the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we knew it, says Discovery Life Deputy CEO Gareth Friedlander. “As our knowledge of the disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly evolves, so too does our understanding of the unique risks it presents to your clients,” he adds.…

16 Oct 2020
Old Mutual launches new modular personal cover

The evolution of financial advice is centred around targeted solutions where the needs and behaviour of customers take centre stage.…

Old Mutual launches new modular personal cover

The evolution of financial advice is centred around targeted solutions where the needs and behaviour of customers take centre stage. For advisers, this presents the opportunity for new ways of doing business that will enable them to improve operational efficiencies and boost their value offering to customers. This is the…

21 Sep 2020
Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the…

Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according…

03 Sep 2020
The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything,…

The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything, it’s exposed the shortcomings of the long-term insurance industry. Precious few insurers were prepared for a crisis that would result in a local and global lockdown, leaving many policyholders without…

30 Jul 2020
Income protection could be the best investment you ever make

According to the recent Stanlib Savings Report 2020, Covid-19 has highlighted how unprepared South Africans are for unforeseen financial shocks…

Income protection could be the best investment you ever make

According to the recent Stanlib Savings Report 2020, Covid-19 has highlighted how unprepared South Africans are for unforeseen financial shocks – and left without a steady income flow, many have had to dip into long-term savings to fund day-to-day expenses. Part of the reason is that South Africans tend to…

22 Jul 2020
Cardiovascular disease, cancer and accidents remain the leading causes of claims

In 2019, Sanlam paid out over 99% of death claims. The insurer predicts a rise in claims for death, funeral,…

Cardiovascular disease, cancer and accidents remain the leading causes of claims

In 2019, Sanlam paid out over 99% of death claims. The insurer predicts a rise in claims for death, funeral, sickness and income protection in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Petrie Marx, Product Actuary at Sanlam Individual Life, says that this year is a testament to how easily one’s…

14 Jul 2020
How COVID-19 revolutionised the way we assess life insurance applications

“We’ve seen two years of digital transformation in two months,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, reflecting on doing business during…

How COVID-19 revolutionised the way we assess life insurance applications

“We’ve seen two years of digital transformation in two months,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, reflecting on doing business during the COVID-19 lockdown in March and April 2020. His words ring true across industries, including the insurance industry where many of us have very quickly learnt to conduct meetings over…

13 May 2020
How much life cover do you need?

When buying life insurance, how do you know how much is enough? Do you spend what you can afford, or…

How much life cover do you need?

When buying life insurance, how do you know how much is enough? Do you spend what you can afford, or do you opt for a nice round figure like one or two million rand? And how do you know whether it’s enough? Marius Botha, MD at life insurer Stangen, says…

06 May 2020
Disability cover for the client of today

ASISA says the disability insurance gap stands at R19.3 trillion

Disability cover for the client of today

ASISA says the disability insurance gap stands at R19.3 trillion

09 Apr 2020
You can still buy life cover during lockdown

You can still buy life cover in the time of coronavirus, even if you can’t do the blood test and…

You can still buy life cover during lockdown

You can still buy life cover in the time of coronavirus, even if you can’t do the blood test and medical examination right away.


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