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SCA rules on Genesis PMB case

SCA confirms that Genesis Medical Scheme has to pay for prescribed minimum benefits in full for treatment obtained at a private medical facility  The long awaited judgment in the matter between The Council ...
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Recognising entrepreneurs is vital to developing SMEs in South Africa

Entrepreneurship needs to be celebrated in South Africa in order to motivate greater participation in the SME sector, which has the potential to create meaningful employment. This is according to Blessing Utete, ...
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Philips demonstrates its commitment to creating a better, more sustainable future at the Africa Innovation Experience 2015

JJ van Dongen, CEO, Philips Africa, inaugurates the Philips Innovation Experience 2015 in Johannesburg, providing a glimpse into the future of healthcare and lighting Philips showcases solutions that will help ...
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Diabetes a weighty problem for South Africans

South Africa is fast becoming an overweight nation, which is causing an increase in type 2 diabetes, says Dr Zane Stevens, a specialist physician and endocrinologist practising at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial ...
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Professionalising Financial Advice

The Minister of Finance intends introducing the Insurance Bill, 2015 in the National Assembly shortly. The Bill seeks to promote the maintenance of a fair, safe and stable insurance market by establishing a legal ...
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Open letter to membership of Genesis

We publish below an open letter from the Principal Officer of the Genesis Medical Scheme: Dear Member We would like to take this opportunity to clarify Genesis’ position regarding the payment of Prescribed ...
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SCA confirms liability of scheme to fund PMBs in private sector

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein yesterday upheld an appeal by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) concerning prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs). Justice Leach overturned a judgment of the Western ...
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How healthy is South Africa?

To reveal a holistic view of the health of the country, Health24 recently launched the very first Health of the Nation Survey, sponsored by Fedhealth. “We were excited to do the Health of the Nation Survey ...
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Dysfunctional Boards: Impacts on Organisations and Remedies

Business Seminar: Presentation by Terrance M. Booysen CEO, CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd Power of the board As we all know, boards are powerful forces; and through their collective knowledge, skills, experiences ...
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Get bang for your buck from your medical scheme

John Cranke, National Manager: Employee Benefits, PSG Most medical schemes have launched their benefits and contributions for 2016. As you decide on your level of cover for next year, take time to consider how ...
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Cost of the top 10 Hospital Plans in South Africa in 2016

by Elmarie Jensen, Genesis Medical Scheme Hospital plans are designed to provide cover for private healthcare funding for the unknown or perhaps unexpected and expensive mishaps in life, such as a big accident, ...
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Innovative Solutions Unveiled on World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia kills more children than malaria, AIDS and measles combined Launch of 'Every Breath Counts' campaign driven by UNICEF and Speak Up in an effort to raise global awareness NEW YORK, United ...
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Diabetes on the increase in South Africa

Many diabetics remain undiagnosed One of the greatest dangers of diabetes is that there are many individuals who remain undiagnosed, says Dr Trishcka Potgieter, a general practitioner at Medicross Springs ...
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World Diabetes Day 2015 focuses on healthy eating

Every year, all over the world, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) celebrates World Diabetes Day to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as acritical ...
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Future Approach to Financial Services Market Conduct Supervision

A presentation at the FSB Insurance Regulatory Seminar provided practical insight into what we can expect from market conduct supervision when the new regulatory body is in place. We are rapidly approaching the ...
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Meat and cancer - what is the real truth?

Media headlines were filled recently with warnings of the dire consequences of eating red meat, especially processed meats. Many people will have been left confused, particularly after all the banting hype ...
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