In today’s modern society of technology, is it estimated that the average person spends up to eight hours a day staring at a screen. It could be said that given these statistics, it would be wise to invest in an affordable Health Insurance to treat potential eye damage later in life, but is it actually true that screens cause damage?
It seems as though the end of 2015 went rife with pregnancies popping up everywhere. Real life caught on to the silver screen and now every channel on unpaid South African television has got portraying roles as new mothers or at least expecting a child on the way.
With so many medical aid products and hospital plan options available to South Africans today, it is common for people to become confused and find it difficult to tell the difference between a hospital plan and a full membership to a medical aid scheme
Imagine being diagnosed with depression or diabetes and then being told that you have to pay for the costs of treating them out of your own pocket, despite the fact that you have made monthly contributions to your medical aid scheme. Imagine finding out that this is because some medical aid schemes intentionally avoid paying for prescribed minimum benefits (PMD’s) despite that fact that they are legally obliged to?
As a young adult, it can be challenging to keep up with your countless expenses every month. Studies suggest that health insurance is generally one of the last things that young adults add to their budget, when in reality, is should be a priority.
In the immediate aftermath of Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 budget speech, pretty much all South Africans are aware that there are some trying times ahead, both in terms of our national budget and our personal finances. Rising taxes of all kinds, it seems, are something we will just have to grin and bear in order to stabilize the economy and move South Africa forward, but it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom! As providers of affordable health insurance for millions of South Africans, we care about our clients’ wellbeing and therefore can’t complain when “sin taxes” on alcohol and cigarettes are raised. While most people who come to us for a health insurance quote are concerned about coverage in emergency cases such as accidents and sudden illness, many do not realise that the majority of serious health issues are at least partially lifestyle related. One new tax coming into effect next year is the so-called “sugar tax”, which will affect beverages that use sugar as a sweetener. While those who love their fizzy cold drinks might not be too happy, we believe it’s better for the health of all South Africans to take part in the conversation about the health risks of excessive sugar consumption. It may be a chance to tighten your belt in more ways than one!
We all experience some kind of medical emergency at one time or another. Being covered for all those unforeseen circumstances is becoming more important now than ever. In some countries it is compulsory to be covered by a basic form of health insurance. When traveling, most countries won’t even allow you to enter their borders without health insurance for the duration of your time there.