ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE

Reckless driving can see your insurance claim rejected

2019-08-20 08:00

Insurance won’t apply in cases of illegality and reckless behaviour.

Savings culture begins with consumer education - CEO

2019-08-09 10:42

Ongoing education is still necessary for a genuine savings culture to be enabled in South Africa, says the CEO of credit life insurance brand Yalu.

SUNDAY READ: 'There was talk of this new cellular' - Vodacom exec Carol Hall on her rise to the top

2019-08-04 09:48

Having started her career in sales at Vodacom in 1994, Carol Hall later became the first female managing executive of a region. She shares more on her journey of climbing up the corporate ladder, and the priorities for her new role.

Discovery Health saw 8,500 new cancer cases last year – and the cost of treatment is up 100% since 2011

2019-06-21 09:48

671,016 members made claims for hospital treatment with an average cost of R43,057 per admission.

Momentum/Ganas insurance case prompts Ombud to ask for govt intervention

2019-05-31 16:46

The Momentum/Ganas case, which caused public outcry when the insurer refused to pay out a claim, has prompted the Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance to recommend government intervention.

How tech is changing the insurance industry

2019-05-21 19:59

As digital disruption continues to change the game in the insurance industry, insurers are revising their business models to stay relevant with consumers.

These are South Africa's worst insurers, measured by client complaints

2019-05-21 12:01

OUTsurance and Santam had the fewest complaints referred to the industry's ombud.

Discovery has been named one of the world’s most valuable insurance brands – with the ability to make a lot more money in the future

2019-05-18 07:10

A brand-value specialist says Discovery is already among the most valuable insurance brands on the globe, but its ability to make money in the future is very nearly unparalleled among its peers.

New policy protection rules may just leave employees confused - expert

2019-04-21 15:53

Amended policyholder protection rules for group insurance requires so much information that members will likely get overwhelmed, says an expert.

 

SA's new driving demerit system threatens insurance industry

2019-08-18 13:04

The new demerit system for SA road users has good intentions, but it can also pose a significant threat to the insurance industry.

Insurance fraudster who lied about hijacking and set his car alight jailed for 7 years

2019-08-07 19:21

A man who defrauded an insurance company of R300 000 after reporting a false hijacking has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Momentum to acquire Alexander Forbes' short term insurance business

2019-07-25 15:52

Momentum Metropolitan has entered into an agreement to acquire Alexander Forbes Short Term Insurance business.

3 insurance questions to ask if you are using dagga

2019-06-14 07:00

Since the decriminalisation of the use and private cultivation of cannabis, there has been much discussion on how it could affect a long-term insurance claim.

Funeral benefit woes top bumper list of complaints to Ombud for Long-Term Insurance

2019-05-30 09:00

The Ombuds for Long-term Insurance has received a record number of complaints in 2018, most of which were about funeral benefits.

There has been a big fall in drunk-driving insurance disputes — here's why

2019-05-22 12:07

"The burden of proving that a driver was drunk rests on the insurer."

Changed your cell number? Your insurer may refuse to pay out if your phone gets stolen

2019-05-21 16:38

Cellphone-related complaints against insurers are on the increase, new numbers show.

Marine insurers meet after attacks on ships near UAE

2019-05-18 13:33

Marine insurers in London are holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in the Gulf following attacks on ships off the United Arab Emirates.

Group disability insurance about much more than the premium price, expert warns

2019-05-04 13:02

Group disability insurance in South Africa is highly commoditised. As such, purchasing decisions are often largely driven by price, says an expert.

The business of transformation: 'It's not about choosing a black person over a white one'

2019-04-14 16:13

MMI Holdings, Group head of transformation Busisiwe Sithole shares lessons she learned in ensuring transformation strategies are effective.

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