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Serious Illness Cover 101

Serious illness cover is a long-term insurance policy designed to take care of you financially, by paying out a cash lump sum, in the event that you are diagnosed with a specific serious illness. The policy you choose will clearly state which...

Serious illness or dread disease insurance – what does it cover?

Dread disease insurance, goes by different names including critical illness and serious illness cover, has become a fixture in global markets, where it is sometimes also referred to as trauma insurance or living assurance.

Six stress-busting strategies

South Africa has the dubious honour of being the second most stressful country in the world to live in – that’s according to a 2013 study conducted by Bloomberg – so chances are you’re living with some level of stress, even if you’re not aware of it.

Is your retirement at risk?

No matter how much time and energy you put into retirement planning and how prepared you think you may be, there are a few threats, which if ignored, could seriously tarnish your so-called golden years.

World Heart Day 2017: At the Heart of Health

The 29th of September is World Heart Day and once again, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is putting the spotlight firmly on the world’s biggest killer, cardiovascular disease (CVD).

What’s your reason for preventing stroke?

That’s the question the World Stroke Day campaign is asking in 2017. For many of us, the answer may simply be that we want to have a good quality of life and enjoy many years to come with our loved ones.

Life insurance: Why go direct?

If you’re still weighing up your insurance options, here are three reasons why you may want to consider going direct.

World Diabetes Day 2017: Women and diabetes

Each year, on the 14th of November, World Diabetes Day (WDD) raises awareness for a disease that is tragically, but very definitely, on the rise worldwide.

Get behind World Cancer Day 2018

Each year, on the 4th of February, the global community marks World Cancer Day, an international event that “aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease...

4 Types of insurance to consider this year

While we never know what tomorrow holds, the good news is that it's possible to plan for the unexpected.

10 Serious illness cover FAQs answered

If you're in the market for serious illness cover, and are considering cover with Standard Bank's direct life insurance services, here are answers to some of the questions you may be asking.

Questions worth asking on World Health Day 2018

The 7th of April is World Health Day. Take a moment to consider your health by asking yourself the following important questions:

World Move for Health Day 2018

May the 10th is World Move For Health Day, a global initiative which promotes exercise as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Here are three ways to help you move more for your health.

7 Checks to do this Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, the perfect time to set aside the usual excuses for avoiding the doctor and check your health status. Here are seven tests to look into when you do.

Breast Cancer: Reduce your Risk

With Breast Cancer Awareness month upon us, there’s never been a more significant time to think about what we can do differently to help reduce our risk of developing this disease.

World Stroke Day 2018: #UpAgainAfterStroke

World Stroke Day takes place annually on 29 October and this year, the campaign is focusing on the resilience and capacity of survivors to live meaningful lives after experiencing a stroke.

World Diabetes Day 2018

The 14th of November is World Diabetes Day. Appropriately, it also happens to be Frederick Banting’s birthday, who, together with John Macleod and Charles Best, discovered insulin back in 1922.

Have a sun-safe summer

Before you head into the sun, take some precautions to protect your skin.

World AIDS Day 2018: Know your status

The 1st of December is World AIDS Day, a global health initiative that encourages the international community to unite in the fight against HIV.

World Cancer Day 2019: #IAmAndIWill

A call to action to create awareness about a disease that is the second-leading cause of death worldwide.

4 Mistakes to avoid with serious illness cover

Serious illness cover is designed to take care of you financially by paying out a cash lump sum in the event that you are diagnosed with a specific serious illness. Here are four mistakes to avoid if you’re considering this type of cover.

Money mistakes to avoid in your 30s

There are many milestones to look forward to in your 30s: marriage, kids, your first home. But with each big change comes big financial decisions. Here are four money mistakes to avoid.

World Heart Day: Be a Heart Hero

While 29 September is World Heart Day, in South Africa the entire month is dedicated to heart awareness.

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month Matters

Around the world, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s a closer a look at why it's so important.

Money mistakes to avoid in your 50s

As your last full working decade ahead of retirement, your 50s are crucial to setting you up for long-term success. Here are five financial blunders to avoid.

5 Festive season health strategies

Ham, turkey, roast chicken and potatoes, mince pies, trifle… If you’re finding it difficult staying on the straight and narrow this festive season, here are five strategies well worth implementing.

5 Heart-healthy lifestyle changes worth making

Up to 80% of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Here are five ways you can start doing that.

Heart Awareness Month 2020

Heart Awareness Month, which falls in September each year, is “dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and its risk factors in South Africa, and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent disease onset.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

We're taking a closer look at the signs and symptoms, exploring some of the screening methods, and listing lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk.

A closer look at World Cancer Day 2021

In honour of this health awareness day, we’re taking a closer look at their three-year I Am and I Will campaign, which launched in 2019.