Adulting 101: Tips on choosing the right medical aid for you

Choosing a medical aid to suit your needs can be a daunting task, especially having to understand all the jargon used and the wide range of medical aid products on offer.

Wealth coach at Woman's Wealth, Lianne Lutz agrees that most people do not understand the kind of cover they receive from their medical aid.

She says the most important thing is to have a hospital cover and you can work out other things as you go.

All medical aids have different rules, so you have to have a clear understanding of what your medical aid offers.

Lianne Lutz, Wealth Coach at Woman's Wealth

Whoever sells you medical aid must explain it very clearly, and you, on the other hand, need to ask relevant questions - there must be no grey areas.

Lianne Lutz, Wealth Coach at Woman's Wealth

Put your emotions aside and work with what you can afford...

Lianne Lutz, Wealth Coach at Woman's Wealth

To hear more on how to choose the best medical aid for yourself, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Adulting 101: Tips on choosing the right medical aid for you


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] local doctor creates online hospital for HIV/AID's related issues

[LISTEN] local doctor creates online hospital for HIV/AID's related issues

#NightTalk host Gugu speaks to medical doctor, Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl about how she uses social media as an online hospital.

Antiretroviral treatment increases life expectancy by 9 years

Antiretroviral treatment increases life expectancy by 9 years

In celebrating World Aids Day, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to President of the SA Medical Research Council, Prof Glenda Gray.

Book on Christiaan Barnard looks at work before world first heart transplant

Book on Christiaan Barnard looks at work before world first heart transplant

Barnard performed the first heart transplant, a procedure that earned him world-wide recognition.

Donor rapidly answers plea for little girl's medical equipment

Donor rapidly answers plea for little girl's medical equipment

In a humbling act of generosity, an anonymous CapeTalk listener donated medical equipment to a little girl in need

Got medical aid? Government wants you to pay (at least) R303 per month more

Got medical aid? Government wants you to pay (at least) R303 per month more

2 million people will find it too expensive if Government gets its way. Bruce Whitfield interviews economist Dr Paula Armstrong.

Health apps are useful, but don't obsess over info says expert

Health apps are useful, but don't obsess over info says expert

Health and Wellness expert Vanessa Ascencao talks about the effect of apps on our well being and dangers of dependency and stress.

Cost of living sky rockets while salaries shrink (and what you can do about it)

Cost of living sky rockets while salaries shrink (and what you can do about it)

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler provides tips for consumers to manage life better in these trying economic times.

You are never too old for some good sex

You are never too old for some good sex

Dr Eve unpacks older adult’s sexuality looking at research that discusses relationship and sexual expression in later life.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Zwelinzima Vavi says South Africa is paying dearly for choices they've made in being angry with Mbeki and not thinking logically.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

WATCH: Zuma denies crisis at Sassa, won't evaluate isiphithiphithi (chaos)

WATCH: Zuma denies crisis at Sassa, won't evaluate isiphithiphithi (chaos)

Zuma says he cannot be expected to act against Minister Bathabile Dlamini on social grants matter now before the ConCourt.

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...