Category: Health

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Health Care Costs and How to Reduce Them

Cut Costs on Your Medicine There are several ways you can save money on medicines. You can take generic medications that are cheaper than branded ones, saving a significant percentage of the medication’s cost. A generic drug has the same active ingredients, but the prices are typically far lower than the original brand-name medicine. Ask...

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Premium changes to health insurance in 2018 – What are the driving factors?

Image via https://pixabay.com/en/family-bless-you-hands-security-2073604/ The filing process of the 2018 health insurance premium rate is underway. This is an issue that will outline the factors which underlie the setting of premium rates and highlights the main driving factors behind the reasons that the 2018 health insurance premiums are going to be different from that of the previous...

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Will Zika Cripple Brazil’s Fiscal Growth?

According to the International Monetary Fund, Brazil’s economy took a hit by 3.8% in 2015, and thanks to the recent outbreak of the Zika virus (affecting more than 1.5 million people in the country so far), the country is in all likelihood to face another setback by shrinking further by 3.5%. How has Zika Affected...

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Reduce The Cost Of Employee Absence

As an employer, you are legally responsible for the health and safety of your employees. When your employee numbers run into the thousands, this means that your health and safety policies must be as robust as possible. In 2010/11, workplace injury and ill health (not including cancer) cost society an estimated £13.8 billion. Around £5.7...

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Most Common Types of Medical Negligence

In very simple terms, medical negligence is the maltreatment of a patient by a healthcare provider, doctor, or medical practitioner. The word ‘maltreatment’ covers a very broad spectrum, so we will try to explain it in the context of medical negligence. Maltreatment occurs when the standard of medical care provided to the patient falls below...

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Modern Families Financially Unprotected from Death and Illness

Modern Families Financially Unprotected from Death and Illness

New research conducted by Sainsbury’s Life Insurance has revealed that there has been a significant increase in the households that are comprised of unmarried couples, same-sex couples, and single-parent families. Nuclear Families More Likely to Take Out Cover Sainsbury’s Life Insurance analysis or Government data has revealed that in the last 10 years, there has...

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Annuity vs. Term Life Insurance – The Pros & Cons of Each

Annuity vs. Term Life Insurance – The Pros & Cons of Each

Protecting your future can encompass many strategies and avenues, some of them conflicting. Yet it remains undisputed that a blueprint of some kind is required to achieve our goals. In the case of planning for the unknown, two insurance instruments stand out as deserving scrutiny. Planning how you or your family will weather the loss...

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Critical Illness Cover – A Lifesaving Investment

Critical Illness Cover – A Lifesaving Investment

Most people who have traditional health insurance feel good about the coverage their policies provide. Unfortunately, many of these policyholders fail to realize that if they were to fall critically ill their policies may not be there for them when they need coverage the most. Traditional health insurance policies usually have a payment amount cutoff...

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