Western National Insurance – Rethink Insurance
December 19, 2021
A new specialised short-term insurer is on the scene in South Africa: Western National Insurance. Believe it or not, the company started in 2004 in Namibia.
In 2012 Santam and PSG Konsult Limited bought the company – PSG Konsult being in the PSG stable, which buys out, or into, companies in Southern Africa which it likes. So there are big, reputable and reliable names behind Western.
The Short but Brilliant History of Western
After its founding in 2004, the quick success of the firm led to an expansion into South Africa three years later. Currently the company has representatives in in Gauteng and the W. Cape province, who service clients nationwide.
The company slogan “Rethink Insurance” is a good indication of the outfits approach to service: impeccable credentials and top-rated support. The firm specialises in short-term assurance, operating through a network of agents, intermediaries and brokers all over southern Africa, particularly South Africa and Namibia. Western works especially closely with partners to enhance and accelerate its success.
Western has a “flat” management structure, making the company nimble, where managers and agents can make decisions fast.
Some innovative areas of operations include Agricultural Insurance, Sectional Title Cover, Commercial Insurance and National Assist.
Obviously the company offers gap cover for individuals and groups too. The reality is that even if a patient has medical aid membership in South Africa, this will not guarantee that the scheme will pay all medical expenses.
The GapCover and CoPay Cover products from Western assure medical members that they will never have to fork out savings – or mortgage their homes – to make expensive hospital or specialist payments due to a shortfall.
All that is required in order to qualify for gap cover insurance is medical membership.
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All info was correct at time of publishing