A slip smaller than insurers’ fine print can ruin everything

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A slip smaller than insurers’ fine print can ruin everything

Many people pay premiums only to discover they’ve disqualified themselves from cover without realising it

Consumer journalist

I have a lot of insurance policies.

That’s not surprising, given that I’ve spent so many years dealing with consumers who’ve had bad things happen to them – car accidents, chronic diseases, retrenchment, hijackings, hospital admissions, skiing accidents overseas, house fires, you name it.

Like many of you, every month I pay my dues for comprehensive car and house contents insurance, the best medical aid I can afford, gap cover, life insurance, a funeral policy and more...

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