Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mind the gap

It’s key to always assess your long-term insurance requirements, writes Neesa Moodley-Isaacs. A recent survey by the life assurance industry revealed a startling gap of R24 trillion between the amount of life and disability cover that people have taken in South Africa vs. what they actually need. However, before you panic, you need to make…

Chatting up a storm

Pick up the phone. Make that call. But wait, before you do, make sure that its not costing you more than you expect it to. Peter Bafana took out a Vodacom cellphone contract through a Homemark sales agent four years ago. However, the incorrect contract package was then activated. Instead of the top-up R125 package,…

HIV and life assurance

On World Aids Day today, we look at how the life assurance industry has changed its approach to this illness. An increase in research and a reduced stigma around HIV has resulted in a revision of life assurance products available to HIV-positive clients.  Liberty recently announced that its flagship life product, Lifestyle Protector, is now…