ARTICLES RELATING TO INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Insurance with real rewards

2019-05-22 09:55

Pineapple is disrupting the insurance industry with a modernised version of the “old” stokvel community savings model.

Momentum confirms it will reimburse family's premiums, but not pay out policy

2018-11-19 18:27

Financial services and insurance group Momentum says it will reimburse the life insurance premium of a Durban man whose policy payout it rejected on the basis that he failed to disclose an existing health condition.

Blazing a trail through the insurance maze

2018-01-07 06:05

Entrepreneur Dumi Makopo is a typical corporate pathfinder who has carved a niche for himself in the maze that is the insurance industry.

Treasury lifts veil ahead of Insurance Bill hearings

2017-01-24 19:27

Public hearings on the Insurance Bill will be held in the second week of February to give stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the latest changes.

State targets death payouts

2016-11-13 06:00

South Africa’s funeral insurance industry is set for an upheaval as government pushes ahead with plans to create a funeral benefit scheme for all old age grant beneficiaries.

How to save thousands on life insurance - SA millionaire

2016-06-23 07:15

Most people who get sold life insurance do so from a place of ignorance, says CEO of The Wealth Chef Ann Wilson, who is a self-made South African millionaire.

Dlamini chides firms making money from grant recipients

2016-05-06 18:28

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the government is appalled that companies are profiteering from beneficiaries of social grants.

How to insure your home: dos and dont's

2016-02-23 09:54

Want home insurance but have no idea where to start? Our financial expert Charné van der Walt gives us the ultimate low-down.

Santam unlocks R1.1bn in BEE scheme

2015-08-26 16:58

Santam, SA’s largest short-term insurer, says it has unlocked a combined value of R1.1bn for participants in its broad-based black economic empowerment scheme.

Can you afford to live beyond 100?

2015-03-09 15:15

With people set to have healthy lives well into their 100s, health and insurance firms have their work cut out to ensure their clients will enjoy a quality existence.

 

Momentum reviewing 3 years of rejected claims after death benefit about-turn

2018-11-22 06:45

Momentum is so far reviewing life insurance claims dating back to 2016, which it had rejected due to non-disclosure.

Flat fees give Naked the edge

2018-10-17 14:51

A new approach addresses the negative reputation of the insurance industry.

Car accidents top death claims in 2016 – Discovery

2017-10-24 15:45

Just over two out of five claims paid out by insurer Discovery Life in 2016 for unnatural deaths were related to car accidents.

No need for alarm over surge in flood and fire claims - expert

2017-01-12 18:31

Insurance companies are well equipped to deal with claims arising out of natural disasters, such as wildfires and floods, says an industry expert.

Insurance is an oddball game

2016-10-09 09:16

Taste buds, a collection of thimbles, stuffed wildlife trophies and a valuable collection of Star Wars toys. These are some of the interesting and valuable items that insurance companies have been asked to insure.

Lion to stop funeral cover for welfare kids

2016-05-16 12:07

Lion of Africa Life Assurance says it would stop selling funeral cover to child welfare recipients after the government said it would ban the practice to protect the poor.

Car insurance industry risks losing billions

2016-05-04 07:20

Autonomous driving technologies could wipe $20bn off insurance premiums globally by 2020 alone, a high level panel in London has heard.

Japanese cars tops insurance safety rankings

2015-12-11 07:29

Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry's rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year.

Cautious optimism at Old Mutual Emerging Markets

2015-05-14 16:13

Old Mutual Emerging Markets has delivered a strong performance in the first quarter of 2015 and CEO Ralph Mupita tells Fin24 why.

Alarming increase in suicide claims

2015-03-03 07:54

Accidents on South Africa’s roads resulted in 49% of all unnatural deaths being claimed through life insurance in 2014, according to Momentum.

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