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Public and experts gather to examine health of the nation

14 August 2006 Discovery Health

Members of the public and South Africas leading financial advisers will gather later this month for the 2006 Discovery Health Personal Finance HealthFocus, to be held in Cape Town on 21 August at the Arabella Hotel and in Johannesburg on 22 August at the Castle in Kyalami.

HealthFocus, sponsored by Discovery Health, South Africa's leading health insurer, will feature inputs from financial advisors a number of leading healthcare industry experts, including speakers from government, regulators and private healthcare organizations.

Leading experts from within Discovery Health will also address HealthFocus.

Topics will include:

* Making new breakthrough healthcare technology available to South Africans
* How much should you pay your doctor?
* Extending private healthcare to the low income market: feedback from the LIMS Committee
* Future trends in South African provider networks
* How do you ensure that you have made adequate provision for health care cover in your retirement
* 'Healthy employers': a view of corporate wellness trends in South Africa
* What can you expect from your financial advisor? 
 
"Outlets such as Personal Finance provide consumers and advisers with an excellent resource in planning health cover," says Hylton Kallner, GM Marketing and Distribution at Discovery. "So we are pleased to once again be involved with HealthFocus. This gives us an excellent opportunity to discuss the burning issues affecting medical cover in South Africa, while also interacting with the financial adviser community."

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We have watched with interest as each of the country’s large life insurers report their 2021 life claims statistics, with soaring claims and claims values. That got us thinking: how do the big life insurers compare against one another, from an IFA perspective?

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An insurer is an insurer is an insurer
All are excellent: would not deal with them otherwise
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Tied agent: but my brand is the best out there
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