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Why insurance policy renewals are important

Non-life insurance policies are originally issued for a 12-month period and they must be renewed annually on the anniversary date of inception of the policy. This renewal is effectively the continuation of cover, which is extended when both parties agree to continue with the relationship for another year. Insurance companies review the premiums, terms and […]

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The importance of drones in insurance

How drones have changed the insurance landscape For decades, insurers have relied on traditional, predominantly manual methods of assessment to underwrite insurance policies, determine fair premiums and manage difficult claims. This lengthy process often includes an assessment of the client company’s risk management controls, including safety practices, fire prevention and detection, and incident records, claims […]

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Your will. Your family’s future

Written by Danie van Niekerk – Indwe BlueStar Executive Head 54% of South Africans do not have a last will and testament. Let that sink in for a bit… While considering the kind of legacy one would be leaving behind can be a grim thing to ponder, far too many people do not understand the […]

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Shielding your practice against cyber-attacks

Cybercrime is on the rise in South Africa, costing members of the public R2.2 billion a year. Increasingly, healthcare providers are being attacked due to their rich databases containing patients’ health and banking information. To mitigate this, private practices are now turning to cyber liability to protect themselves from data breaches and ransomware. Last year South […]

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What our medical professionals need now

The decision to enter the healthcare profession is never taken lightly. In fact, most individuals who choose to work as a medical practitioner or specialist nurse will talk of an internal calling to do this kind of work. Yet, as the third wave of COVID-19 reaches its peak in South Africa, many medical practitioners are feeling tempted to leave the […]