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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…

17 Mar 2020
Individual actions will determine SA’s COVID-19 mortality rate

The mortality rate of COVID-19 in South Africa will depend on the actions of individual citizens, according to healthcare actuary…

Individual actions will determine SA’s COVID-19 mortality rate

The mortality rate of COVID-19 in South Africa will depend on the actions of individual citizens, according to healthcare actuary Shivani Ranchod.

17 Feb 2020
Momentum Multiply saves members R886m in 2019

Momentum Multiply ended 2019 on a high note, having saved its members a whopping R886 million by the end of…

Momentum Multiply saves members R886m in 2019

Momentum Multiply ended 2019 on a high note, having saved its members a whopping R886 million by the end of the year. This is an increase of 11% from the previous year and it sets a celebratory tone for the start of 2020 for the rewards programme.

06 Feb 2020
Sick leave and the validity of medical certificates

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week,* but it is not a new issue, rather…

Sick leave and the validity of medical certificates

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week,* but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time. The Health Professions Council of South Africa has guidelines for what a sick note should include.

08 Jan 2020
Gap cover can help alleviate financial burden of breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer affects women of all ages and all races. In fact, according to the 2014 National Cancer Registry (NCR),…

Gap cover can help alleviate financial burden of breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer affects women of all ages and all races. In fact, according to the 2014 National Cancer Registry (NCR), it is the second most common cancer in women in South Africa and carries a lifetime risk of 1 in 27. A diagnosis of breast cancer is a devastating blow,…

11 Dec 2019
Revealed: The state of stress among South African professionals

South African professionals are stressed. Not too stressed, but on average, moderately so. According to Profmed’s 2019 Stress Index, work,…

Revealed: The state of stress among South African professionals

South African professionals are stressed. Not too stressed, but on average, moderately so. According to Profmed’s 2019 Stress Index, work, health and finances are the biggest contributors to stress levels among South African professionals. Every year, medical aid Profmed seeks to understand and benchmark stress among South African professionals. Completed…

15 Oct 2019
CompCare announces contribution rate increase of 6.5% for 2020

CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme, which amalgamated with Selfmed on 1 September 2019, has announced contribution rate increases of 6.5% for…

CompCare announces contribution rate increase of 6.5% for 2020

CompCare Wellness Medical Scheme, which amalgamated with Selfmed on 1 September 2019, has announced contribution rate increases of 6.5% for 2020, says Josua Joubert, Principal Officer and Chief Executive of the scheme.

10 Oct 2019
Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk…

Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS,…

26 Sep 2019
SA employer medical benefit costs to increase 10 percent in 2020 

Employer-provided medical benefit costs in South Africa are forecasted to rise 10 percent in 2020, outpacing the annual general inflation…

SA employer medical benefit costs to increase 10 percent in 2020 

Employer-provided medical benefit costs in South Africa are forecasted to rise 10 percent in 2020, outpacing the annual general inflation rate by 4.6 percent, according to the 2020 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released by Aon plc (NYSE: AON).

13 Sep 2019
The benefits of consulting with a healthcare adviser

By Portia Mahlalela, Alexander Forbes Health Regional Executive. In the next two months, medical schemes will announce changes in pricing…

The benefits of consulting with a healthcare adviser

By Portia Mahlalela, Alexander Forbes Health Regional Executive. In the next two months, medical schemes will announce changes in pricing and offerings for the year ahead, and often these options can make choosing the correct medical aid seem even more daunting for the consumer.

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