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Life insurance and cancer: Will you be covered?A frequently asked question we receive is whether you can get cover if you have cancer. Furthermore, if you have recently been in remission. Taking out life cover depends on a few variables and will also depend on an insurer. Here are a few things to know. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

More dishonest claims made than insurers not paying outAccording to a recent report by Asisa, despite insurers being accused of trying to avoid paying claims the numbers prove otherwise with 99% of claims being paid to the value of R16,7bn. While there has been a drop in dishonest claims, it still affects insurers and policyholders who end up footing the bill. 7 Jul 2021 Read more

Can receiving the Covid-19 vaccine impact your life insurance?The recent launch of the second phase of the government's vaccination rollout has been warmly received, as South Africans over 60 prepare to receive their jab. While younger South Africans have voiced their concerns around possible side-effects, others are contemplating other possible issues - such as whether their decision to receive the vaccine will impact on their life insurance, especially if they were to die as a result of the shot. 25 Jun 2021 Read more

The ultimate guide to funeral costs in South Africa (2021)Preparing for a funeral is one of the times that most people realise the extensive costs that come with burying a loved one with dignity. Not only can it become overwhelming when you are still grieving, but it can put a dent in your finances if you are not prepared. Our handy guide helps you break down costs that can occur while preparing for a funeral and how you can be better prepared. 4 Jun 2021 Read more

Can you combine funeral and life cover under one premium?We all want to protect our financial futures by taking steps today that can get us there. However, with so many options available it can get overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the right funeral and life cover. But what if you had the option of combining the best of both worlds under one premium? Can you combine a funeral and life cover policy? Here is what you need to know. 17 May 2021 Read more

3 things we don't talk about when it comes to funeralsThe day after the funeral is one of the most difficult days to face. Adapting to a life where a loved one no longer exists can be traumatic and difficult. This is more so when they were the financial support that kept things afloat. Looking beyond the funeral day is something that can be overlooked and make the grief process harder than it needs to be. Here are three things that are not often spoken about that need to be considered when planning a funeral. 5 May 2021 Read more

Have you created a family legacy?We all want to be remembered. To leave an impact before we kick the bucket. Therefore, many people work hard towards creating something that will protect and provide for their loved ones long after they are gone. Be it in the form of finances, family values, or living life to its fullest. What is a family legacy and how can you start one? Here is what you need to know. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

Does cause of death impact life insurance payouts?How you die has ripple effects on many things. Not only does it impact your loved ones, but it can also affect your life insurance payout. Insurers go through a review process to check that there has been no foul play to deter fraudulent claims on something that you have been working so hard to set up. MiWayLife breaks down how a death affects the claim process. 15 Mar 2021 Read more

How death is a motivator for lifeWe often think of death as being the opposite of life and spend most of our lives running away from it until someone close to us passes on, and we are reminded of how fragile and short life can be. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it that gives us a reason to live life as best as we can. Embracing the inevitability of death into our lives helps us build meaning into our lives. It is what awakens a desire in us to leave a legacy that will continue to live on long after we have gone. 4 Mar 2021 Read more

The core values of MiWayLifeHow you treat people, the choices you make, and what you share with the public are all underpinned by one thing, your values. It's what can make or break anything that you do, which is why we keep them close to our hearts as MiWayLife. 15 Feb 2021 Read more

How much are you worth?How do you measure your worth? Is it through the things that you own or is it through how much you have sitting in your bank account? While we may use various ways to see what our value is according to our relevance to things or other people, there are statistics that show just how much a value of a life costs in South Africa. 2 Feb 2021 Read more

The ultimate easy life insurance guideFinancial goals are one of the top resolutions that most people have on their cards. However, aligning your financial goals could mean getting back to basics such as having life insurance. After all, your life is more valuable than anything. 13 Jan 2021 Read more

Is there such a thing as cheap life insurance?We all want to insure what matters the most to us, our lives. But is it possible to get life cover that is cheap in South Africa that still comes with all the bells and whistles to cover you and your loved ones? Here is what you need to know. 3 Nov 2020 Read more

Preparing ourselves beyond lockdownThe Covid-19 pandemic pulled the rug out from under many of us, leaving us with an uncertain future. As we ease into Level One it is beneficial to know practical ways in which you can make the adjustment easier for you and your loved ones. 13 Oct 2020 Read more

Covid-19: Could the old way of carrying out funerals be dead?Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, two things have become commonplace: a spike in excess deaths, particularly of the elderly or those with already compromised health, and the term 'new normal', used in relation to everything from lockdown laws to physical contact changes. But what about when these intersect? What happens when Covid-19 changes the way we grieve? 3 Sep 2020 Read more

Empowering women through financesThere is no denying the financial freedom and power money allows us, but what happens when your ability to access proper financial planning is determined by your gender? 11 Aug 2020 Read more

Managing finances during Covid-19Covid-19 walks into the room and leaves many of us breathless, a terrible reality that we cannot simply wish away. One thing is clear, the pandemic has exposed the many cracks within the system and our lives that we believed were working well. 13 Jul 2020 Read more

Will lockdown change how we do funerals?The lockdown has brought changes that require us to adapt to a new normal, one of these being the way in which we carry out funerals. But has this ushered in a new normal that could help grieving families cut back on costs and lengthy preparations? 2 Jun 2020 Read more

Is your life insurance enough?Not all life insurance is created equal, so how do you go about finding one that will give you peace of mind and meet your loved ones' needs? It is all in finding the right features and benefits that compliment your current lifestyle, and here is what you need to look out for before you sign your name on the dotted line. 5 May 2020 Read more

Does your life insurance cover coronavirus death?There is no denying that the coronavirus (Covid-19) has brought rippling effects that are currently being felt globally, but what does this mean for people who are looking to take out life insurance or already have a policy in place? Here are all your questions answered below. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

Is life insurance taxed?If a loved one passes away and you receive a payment from their life insurance policy, do you have to pay tax on the amount? 16 Apr 2020 Read more

Could your occupation be flagged by insurersSome occupations come with a higher risk compared to others, but what does this mean when you want to take out life insurance to protect what matters the most? Will your occupation be flagged as a risk by insurers? Here is what you need to know. 25 Mar 2020 Read more

What's the average cost of a funeral in South Africa?If debit orders and the general cost of living make you wonder if the cost of living could not get any higher, there is still the cost of having to plan a possible funeral. According to StatsSA, the cost of funerals in South Africa has increased by 12%, with no sign of dropping anytime soon. Are you financially prepared? 24 Feb 2020 Read more

What cover do you need this year?Being spoilt for choice can have its perks and its drawbacks. With so many options when it comes to choosing life cover that will protect you and your loved one's financial security, things can get brain-numbing. If you are looking for a way to protect your financial security as a new year's resolution, we have a handy list to get you started. 30 Jan 2020 Read more

Protecting your parents financiallyIf you find yourself supporting your parents or family members on your income, you are part of what is known as the sandwich generation. Walking the financial tightrope means being able to balance taking care of those you care about without pushing yourself into debt. 29 Jan 2020 Read more

Say it with your chest: Breast Cancer Awareness MonthFor one month each year, we dust off our pink ribbons and don them on our chest to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month. Catchy slogans, campaigns, and stories from breast cancer survivors fill our feeds to highlight the need for regular screening that can lead to early detection. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Women's month a platform to highlight what needs to be changedWathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo. A phrase that represents that the courage and strength women embody turns sinister at the hands of men who test to see if women are truly made of stone. You strike a woman, you strike a human that bleeds and the official numbers are showing that more South African women are bleeding at the hands of men. 30 Aug 2019 Read more

South Africa's blindspot when it comes to protecting themselvesCreating a secure financial future is something that many wish to achieve. Be it through investments, earning a higher salary, or the high number of funeral and life insurance policies that South Africans apply for. However, a recent report by FMI revealed that many people are blindsided to the cost of becoming injured or falling ill; which can impact any emergency saving they might have in place, if saving at all. 31 Jul 2019 Read more

The cost of waiting for tomorrowWe say it with deep conviction on how much we may love something or someone when it's still new, but along the way, we take those things for granted. One of these is failing to protect our loved one's financial future through life insurance because we believe that we still have time - until it's too late. 28 Jun 2019 Read more

Depression and life insurance: Will I be covered?"Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is." - Attics Poetry, Lover Her Wild 31 May 2019 Read more

The uninvited guest that makes you pay - The 'hidden' costs of cancer for womenOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - but we're all aware on cancer, aren't we? While we know of the emotional and physical toll breast cancer can take on a body, what about the financial damage? Many of us are unaware that financially it could cost many women dearly - maybe even you. 3 May 2019 Read more

Spring-clean your habits this year... and live longerMost people make resolutions at New Year's - which is great if you're ushering in the year ahead while sipping on goji berry juice, doing yoga and sleeping eight hours afterwards like you always do. But if you ask us, asking your body and lifestyle to make drastic and sudden changes while hungover, overfed on festive season food and in the middle of a heatwave is not a recipe for success. Plus, statistics show that people make the same New Years resolution more than 10 times in their lives - and never once in their opinion 'stick to it'. If you've been one of those people (who hasn't?) and you left January 2018 unsuccessful in overhauling your life... why not make spring resolutions instead? 19 Mar 2019 Read more

Insurance: What you don't know can hurt youIs the insurance industry asking the right questions for protecting this unpredictable world? One thing's for sure - as the world gets stranger, insurance is more important than ever, says MiWayLife. 21 Feb 2019 Read more

Fraudulent insurance claims on the riseTough times tend to elicit desperate behaviour from people. The slow economic growth, coupled with macroeconomic uncertainty, over the past few years have resulted in a marked increase in the amount of insurance fraud being committed in South Africa. 25 Jan 2019 Read more