Advanced Medical Scheme Broker Training

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) will be hosting a one day consultative “Advanced Broker Training workshop for accredited healthcare brokers. This initiative is in response to a request by healthcare brokers who attended the induction workshops, asking for more advanced broker training. The workshops will be hosted in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town […]

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Regulatory Exam Seats Filling up Fast

As the end of June draws near, availability for seats to write the exams before the DOFA deadline are becoming increasingly scarce. It is not only those who have to write before 30 June. A number of candidates who failed to pass at the first attempt are registering to write again before the deadline. As usual, […]

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Technology and the 50+ Brigade

How often do we look for solutions far and wide, when the answers are right under our noses. This occurred to me again when I read an article in a blog on the Finovate website on the challenges facing Americans who are over 50. You would hardly think that their future prospects may be more […]

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demarcation regulations

Yay or Nay to Demarcation Regulations?

The demarcation between health insurance and medical schemes has a long history, going back as far as 2000 after the enactment of the Medical Schemes Act no. 131 of 1998. The basis of the demarcation debate was the fact that certain health insurance products were deemed to infringe on and compete unfairly with medical schemes, without […]

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Potential June UK Exam Date

30 June 2017 is the so called DOFA date for candidates who are obliged to write and pass the Regulatory Examinations (REs) within the prescribed period. A candidate’s date of first appointment (DOFA) refers to the time a person was first appointed in the industry. This is regarded as the point of departure to determine by when […]

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Miserable Countries

No, this has nothing to places to avoid when travelling around the globe. In fact, it may well be places you wish to go to, given the poor exchange rate because of the state they’re in. Bloomberg’s Misery Index combines countries’ 2017 inflation and unemployment outlooks to calculate the state of misery, and provides comparisons […]

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Shifts in the Liability Insurance Landscape

Political challenges in our country and its consequences for our economy has taken over most of the headlines in the first quarter of 2017 but recent news events like the Ford Kuga recall and different forms of cybercrime has turned the spotlight on the proliferating types of liabilities businesses can face. Liability insurance is said […]

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Debarment Overturned

Latest news from FIC

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has issued a Revised Public Compliance Communication 05B (PCC) which provides clarity to accountable and reporting institutions on their obligations of registration with the FIC. This revised PCC clarifies the requirements for the setting up of delegation structure for those entities that have a centralised reporting structure amongst their branch […]

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