A Health Policy To fit your Situation

A Health Policy To Fit Your Situation

You will find there's adifference betweenmedical aid schemesand a ...More
You will find there's adifference betweenmedical aid schemesand ahealth policy. The latteris an insurancepolicyproduct, whichmeans that youadopt outan insurance policyagainst certain healthconcerns and repayment onclaiming is paiddirectlyto you, tax free. Less

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There exists a difference between medical aid programmesand a health policy. The latter is an insurancecoverageproduct, which means that you take out an insurance plan against certain medicalissues and payment on claiming is paidstraight to you, tax-free.
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There exists a distinctionbetween medical aid plansand a health policy. The latter is an insurancecoverageproduct, meaning you take out an insurance policy against certain healthproblems and payment on claiming is paidstraight to you, tax-free.

Some health policy products and solutions often offer some overlap with medical aid schemes with regards to the services offered, which are not fully extensive, yet seem to offer some advantages usually related to medical schemes. It might be beneficial to take some time to do thorough research into these plansprior to making a call. Some health policysolutions offer various possibilities, which are support and premium related, so you must be sure what it is you expect from such policy. The vast majority of major insurance firms are participants in this marketplace and there are also a number of perhaps lesser known players, but with fascinating products. Quotations usually can be acquired online, but you could also speak to a broker for more information. The internet provides valuable details on these items and if your research isweb-based, you should be able to discern the differences between products and services. To optimize your research you could then phone the insurers or at least E Mail them for more information for clarification purposes. For more information on claim for

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A health policy product seems to be easily obtainable in 3 main classes, i.e.: A Hospital Plan, Dreaded Disease Insurance, and policies offering a variety of services. These insurance plans are most often considered by individuals that are independantly employed or as second products to medical aid schemes. Hospital plans are insurance products that offer a daily allowance for time spent in hospital. Payments are only paid after 3 days of stay in hospital and entail an amount of R5000 as maximum daily payment. The typical hospital stay is some 5-7 days, so the maximum payout you couldexpectin such a case is R20 000, should you have chosen the maximum benefit. Payouts are tax-free as it is an insurance policy payout. Dreaded disease insurance can be connectedto term life insurance and allows for insurance against contracting any of the classified dreadeddiseases. On contracting any one of these diseases (heart conditions, stroke, most cancers or HIV AIDS) a maximum of R5M is payable to be utilized for treatment or rehab costs or such purpose as determined by you - once again such payment is tax free. You should carefully examine the stipulations of each insurance provider offering this product as they do differ, sometimes rather considerably. The last form of health policy is of a type where there appears to be a variety of functions. These insurance policies offer many choices which are premium driven and will include many services but are not as detailed as a medical aid scheme, even though they offer having access to daily care, but on a limited financial assistance basis.

As mentioned before these forms of health policy, are often considered by independantly employed people who don't have the option of a subsidised medical aid scheme, so they are more reasonably priced and maybe a combination of products will suit your conditions best.

Posted on: 07:54 PM - 26 Oct 12

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You will find there's a difference between medical aid schemesand a health policy. The latter is an insurance policyproduct, which means that youadopt out an insurance policy against certain health concerns and repayment on claiming is paiddirectly to you, tax free.
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