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How to save for medical emergencies

Healthcare can be very, very expensive. Tailoring your finances to account for the unexpected costs of looking after yourself can be a very good idea, here's how to do it right.

20 claims schemes will not pay

There are certain things that any scheme is unlikely to foot the bill for. But that doesn't stop some people from trying.

Your GP can save you money

People often go straight to a specialist, but visiting your GP first can save you money and provide you with the same health outcomes.

When the gap becomes a chasm

Gap cover essential as medical schemes move to manage spiralling healthcare costs and specialists capitalise on lack of cost regulation.

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