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Several medical schemes have launched their benefit and contribution structures for 2021. We have undertaken a detailed, independent analysis of the changes and the resultant impact on members. Click on your medical scheme below to read more.

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The world, the markets and your investments

Black Swan – that’s what hit the world in the first quarter of this year. 2020 was expected to be one of slow and steady economic growth, carrying the momentum from the end of 2019. However, COVID-19 and its impact was a black swan event that no one could have predicted. “A black swan is […]

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Coronavirus | How is it funded by medical schemes?

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) recently released a CMScript detailing key information about the symptoms, spread, diagnosis and treatment of Coronavirus. The publication confirmed the following regarding medical scheme cover for Coronavirus. CMS Confirmation of treatment “Diagnosis and management of uncomplicated Coronavirus infection is not included in the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs). Coronavirus infection […]

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What can you start doing now to help your future, retired Self

Your health care costs in retirement depend on a few factors. The good news is that you have some control over most of them. Here are some important factors that you can control now to help your future, retired self. FACTOR 1: Your health status The worse your health or your family’s medical history is […]

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Smart Investor | Budget Speech Edition

Pulling the proverbial Rabbit out of the Hat. Touted as the most important budget speech in 20 years, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s pro-consumer address to the nation was met with a mixture of surprise and positivity.

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Getting started on your long-term goals

Most of us start our day with a ‘to do’ list of work and personal items that need attention. While we may have long term goals for our health, finances and growth, very often these don’t get the attention they need when we don’t have enough hours in the day to get to them. It’s […]

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2019 | A Tale of Two Parts

In 2018, investment market performance was dismal, with a record number of global and local asset classes giving negative returns. 2019 saw higher financial market returns than 2018, despite subdued economic growth in many countries because of trade tensions and global market growth slowing.

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Time to retire?

It’s important to meet with a financial planner to make informed decisions. Qualified, registered financial advisors are experts in their field and specialize in helping people reach their financial goals. They will gather relevant information from you to help you create a financial plan. They will be able to guide you to an objective decision […]

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Why its important to leave a will

Even if you are in good health, it’s important to have an up to date will. It’s especially important if you have dependents or assets, such as a house, money in the bank, savings or investments. It is one of the most important legal documents that you will conclude in your lifetime. It deals with […]

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Why so few of us can afford to retire

Some important reasons why members can’t afford to retire are that they either don’t contribute enough in the first place, they don’t start saving early enough, or both. When changing jobs, many members take their benefits in cash and start saving for retirement from scratch. It’s important to note that the sooner you start saving […]

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