The impact of the coronavirus on your Risk Cover

Since media reports surfaced in early January regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19), cases have accelerated globally. With the spotlight on the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Africa on Thursday, 5 March 2020, along with other cases in sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of the virus is being felt. However, in a time of sensational news headlines and increased numbers of infections, it is vitally important to reassure our…

Coronavirus – so why the fuss?

The coronavirus is highly infectious, and whilst a lot less lethal than SARS, it is more deadly than the common flu. That, and the speed at which it has spread,has got people very worried. In addition, it has been significantly hyped by the media, as is often the case. Fortunately, whilst not pleasant, getting sick with the virus is manageable, and the good news is that 99% of people will…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Covered by Momentum

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa, we understand that people are concerned. During times like these, the last thing a person needs is to worry about whether one is covered. Momentum reaffirms that our clients are covered, protected and supported – aligned to the specific medical scheme and life insurance products they selected. Peace of mind with Momentum Life Insurance We reassure our clients that there…

Cancer is South Africa’s biggest killer

JOHANNESBURG – Cancer causes more deaths in South Africa than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and a special report by Discovery Health Medical Scheme (Discovery), released for the first time this year, quantifies the scheme’s spending on cancer-related claims and reinforces the need for greater cancer awareness. The latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker focuses on oncology claims, using the medical scheme’s claims data for 2017. Discovery is South Africa’s…