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Missed the deadline to make medical aid changes for 2017? Don’t worry – here’s why.

The 2016 year has been fraught with busy-ness, and deadlines seemed to have whizzed past many of us over the past 12 months. “Financial crunch” and “economic crisis” are common phrases used by most of the population, as individual salary increases seem to be continuously constrained or even, in some cases, non-existent. Home budgets are stretched so tightly that there’s just no room to squeeze anything more out of them. Yet, without fail, annual insurance premiums and medical aid fee increases continue to climb at above average rates, directly affecting a family’s take-home pay even further. Now, just as you’re about to assess your prospective income and expenses for 2017, you realise you’ve missed the company medical aid annual end of year review presentation or possibly even misplaced the reams of information sent to you by the medical aid company...
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Recently announced changes to medical cover provider rules should ultimately benefit consumers – GTC Healthcare

Changes to the rules regulating medical cover providers have caused concern among consumers over the continuity of their products. However, very little attention has been paid to the fact that the Minister of Health has requested the Council for Medical Schemes to grant an exemption for a period of two years for the changes in product structures to take effect. Jill Larkan, Head of Healthcare at financial advisory business GTC believes that overall, these changes will be to the benefit of consumers. Click here to read more

Missed the deadline to make medical aid changes for 2017? Don’t worry – here’s why.

The 2016 year has been fraught with busy-ness, and deadlines seemed to have whizzed past many of us over the past 12 months.“Financial crunch” and “economic crisis” are common phrases used by most of the population, as individual salary increases seem to be continuously constrained or even, in some cases, non-existent. Home budgets are stretched so tightly that there’s just no room to squeeze anything more out of them. Yet, without fail, annual insurance premiums and medical aid fee increases continue to climb at above-average rates, directly affecting a family’s take-home pay even further. Click here to read more

Discarding your financial advisor today may cost you dearly in the future

With new technology in the form of “robo-advisors” making its way to South Africa, investor empowerment on the increase, alongside the popularity of index funds instead of active strategies, many investors are wondering whether there is still a need for a traditional financial advisor. While it may be tempting to save a few rands by doing away with financial advice, it may cost investors dearly in the long run, says Martin Wagenaar, wealth management consultant at leading financial advisory business GTC. Click here to read more

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GTC’s Investment Analytics team comments on Brexit

Our GTC Investment Analytics team has provided the information below on recent developments related to ‘Brexit’, to assist you to gain an understanding on the relevant information and its potential impact. What is Brexit? Brexit is a term used to describe Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). The EU is a legal community of 28 member countries that was initially established in the interests of promoting trade, but later increased its authority to areas such as the environment, human rights, immigration and education amongst others. The increased scope of its authority and bureaucracy are contributors to growing dissatisfaction with the EU amongst Europeans. What happened? On Thursday 23 June 2016, Britain effectively voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 51.9% to 48.1%. The result was confirmed early on Friday morning. While the decision is certain, there...
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GTC in the news – read all about it

An article on our 2016 Medical Aid Survey featured in the Personal Finance sections of The Saturday Star, The Pretoria News, Independent on Saturday, and The Weekend Argus. The article It’s tricky deciding on medical cover also featured online in the Personal Finance column in the Business Report.