Tag - medical aid

Too young to get ill?

A person under the age of 35 is more likely to claim for income protection or disability than death. While life cover may not be a priority, protecting your future income should be. When Greg, aged 35, was rushed to hospital after a virus attacked his heart, it gave him a serious wake-up call. The attack came out of the blue. For all intents and...

Finding cost-effective medical cover

We set ourselves a challenge to try and find medical cover for one of our readers. Our findings show that medical cover is expensive for many middle-income earners and that a comprehensive hospital plan is possibly the best option. Elizabeth has three children aged 3, 6 and 9. She has a take-home pay of R15 000 and has to fully cover the costs of...