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Facts about critical illnesses

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 13:37

We don’t like thinking about the possibility that we could one day be sick, or diagnosed with a critical illness.


Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 people will suffer from a serious illness at some stage in their life;
  • 80% of all heart attack victims survive the event and are able to return to work;
  • 1 in 8 people will contract cancer before the age of 65;
  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious long term disability in South Africa
  • 70% of people will survive a stroke

*SA medical Journal and British Medical Journal


Critical illness insurance is a policy that will pay you a lump sum if you suffer from a listed severe illness or impairment, depending on the severity of the condition.  These can include conditions like cancer, heart attack, loss of limbs, paraplegia and others.


The payment received from insurance, can be used to supplement your income during the time when you are sick, pay for medical bills not covered by medical aid, or just take a break to give yourself time to fully recover.


Speak to your financial adviser and make sure that you cover yourself appropriately for life’s eventualities.


Motshabi Nomvethe

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