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April 15, 2019

Why all the questions dude?

When joining a medical aid, it’s easy to be intimidated by what seems like an endless list of questions. These can range from when you last underwent an operation to whether or not you’re taking any medication. But why so many questions, and so specific? It is actually quite important, and you want to be 100% honest and thorough when completing these. Ideally, you would want your broker (also known as healthcare adviser) to be present. That way he/she can explain terms you may not understand, or help ensure that you don’t leave something out that you may consider irrelevant.…
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Momentum Blog
April 15, 2019

Free medical aid benefits you should be using

Come January every year, you should have a to-do list of quick and easy tasks to tick off for the year. From making sure that your insurer reduces your premiums in line with the drop in your car’s value, to going for your free preventative healthcare check-ups. On Momentum Health for instance, you get to go for a free health assessment that takes less than 15 minutes, but checks and informs you on your blood pressure, cholesterol, waist circumference and weight. Most members also use this opportunity, while visiting the friendly nurse at Clicks, Dis-Chem or their local qualifying pharmacy,…
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April 15, 2019

Active families can earn active rewards

First there was HealthReturns, a Momentum initiative that rewards active families on Momentum Health with up to R3 000 a month, just for living a healthy and active lifestyle. Now, we have KidsReturns, an extension of HealthReturns, but aimed at helping kids get active, and fostering their love of exercise and being active from an early age. How many families do you know that are active together? Parkruns have helped a lot, I frequently see a family and their dog doing their 5km outing on a Saturday with gusto, but once a week should only be the starting point. Apart from…
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Momentum Blog
April 4, 2019

How to choose medical aid cover

My son is a great believer in the healing power of plasters. And when he hurts something, picking “the right plaster” can be a serious affair. Apparently, the thin white ones with flowers on them work better for skinned knees, while the thick brown ones work best for arms and elbows. When I had to choose my first medical aid, the process felt similar to his plaster selection. There are so many complex things to get to understand, and some of the terminology seems to require a law degree to decipher. So how do you choose the best medical aid…
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