Discovery Vitality launches report that measured the impact of COVID-19 on health behaviours and preventative screenings
Press releases • Dec 01, 2020 15:08 CAT
Discovery Vitality today announced the release of its Care Gap Report which highlights the extent to which members engaged in health behaviours and accessed health promotion and preventative services during COVID-19 lockdown.
Discovery Foundation makes R24.5m investment in training and research of public sector doctors for 2020
Press releases • Nov 30, 2020 13:55 CAT
Despite a challenging year marked by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Discovery Foundation continues to support cutting-edge clinical research and medical training in South Africa’s public and academic medicine sector; with research grants for 37 public sector doctors and institutions.
Press releases • Nov 25, 2020 10:36 CAT
Discovery Bank today announced new and even more convenient and safe ways to pay, available with its latest app release. Clients now get up to 20% off when they spend their Discovery Miles online and in-store through the Bank’s partner network, and they enjoy greater convenience and security when shopping with virtual cards.
Press releases • Nov 18, 2020 12:43 CAT
In a claim experience analysis, Discovery Group Risk today reported claim pay-outs to the value of R1.48 billion in the year to June 2020, including at least R100m directly due to COVID-19. The company offers group risk benefits that include life cover, global cover for the education of employees' children, severe illness cover, lump-sum and monthly disability protection, and funeral cover.
Press releases • Nov 05, 2020 16:21 CAT
Discovery Vitality is excited to announce that Vitality members can now book kulula.com flights. While the kulula.com booking platform has been live for several weeks for accommodation, car hire and select international flight bookings, the reintroduction of local air travel bookings is a huge and positive milestone.
Press releases • Nov 03, 2020 15:44 CAT
In 2020 the COVID-19 global healthcare crisis has put the spotlight on people who live with diabetes. They are considered at risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 – particularly where the condition is poorly managed.
Press releases • Oct 30, 2020 13:25 CAT
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles that are compliant, through the Discovery Health Medical Scheme Shariah Compliant Arrangement.
Press releases • Oct 01, 2020 10:45 CAT
Discovery Health has invested extensively in a digital healthcare ecosystem to enhance the quality and experience of healthcare for members of DHMS. This investment includes the adoption and funding of digital healthcare technology, digital tools for members and doctors, integration with health monitoring devices and sophisticated data analytics.
Press releases • Sep 30, 2020 15:40 CAT
“Each year we strive for the lowest possible contribution increase. For the first six months of 2021, DHMS will deliver a contribution freeze for all scheme members across all plans, mindful of and sensitive to the financial pressures facing individuals at this time within the country’s stressed economic climate.
Vitality accelerates its efforts to get people moving with exciting new benefits; also announces special Vitality points recognition initiative
Press releases • Sep 30, 2020 11:23 CAT
JOHANNESBURG, 30 September 2020 | Discovery Vitality today announced an exciting series of product enhancements that will further motivate and reward members to get healthy by exercising and eating well.
Discovery data insights show that up to 16 000 South African lives will have been saved from COVID 19 related deaths, by 2021 as a result of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
Press releases • Sep 14, 2020 17:29 CAT
Discovery presents new insights into the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and globally and investigates dynamic interventions that have saved lives and that have helped the country to navigate the peaks of the pandemic.
Younger drivers reduced mileage the most compared to all age groups during lockdown – Discovery Insure data shows
Press releases • Sep 14, 2020 08:58 CAT
Analysis of Discovery Insure’s clients’ driving behaviour during the national lockdown indicates that its best drivers reduced their mileage by up to 89%, and younger drivers reduced their mileage more than older clients. The findings were issued today.
Press releases • Sep 07, 2020 13:20 CAT
Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.
Press releases • Aug 12, 2020 12:09 CAT
Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.
Discovery Vitality empowers members to make a difference during Covid pandemic through #VitalityMoveToGive philanthropic initiative
Press releases • Aug 04, 2020 14:15 CAT
In a bid to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against Covid-19, Discovery Vitality today announces a partnership with Shout4Masks. This initiative is the newest collaboration between Vitality and several other charitable organisations at the forefront of addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
Press releases • Aug 04, 2020 12:15 CAT
During 2019, Discovery Life paid out R4.8 billion to policyholders, including a total of R1.2 billion through the PayBack benefit. In addition, Cash Conversions to the value of R2.8 billion are expected to mature over the course of the next 5 years. Breakdown per benefit: • R2.28bn in life cover • R1.1bn Severe Illness Benefit • R816m Disability benefit • R375m income Continuation Benefit
Press releases • Jul 24, 2020 14:11 CAT
In line with National Savings Month, Discovery Bank will postpone implementing the interest rate reduction announced yesterday and will keep the interest rates on all its savings accounts as is for the next 14 days. The interest that Discovery Bank charges its clients on their borrowings will, however, be reduced with effect from July 24 2020.
Discovery Invest launches global investment offering in association with BlackRock and Goldman Sachs
Press releases • Jun 22, 2020 09:08 CAT
Discovery Invest launched a greatly-enhanced global investment solution that uses shared value to create the world’s first exchange rate enhancer, and offers investment choices advised by BlackRock and Goldman Sachs, world leaders in asset management.
Press releases • Jun 18, 2020 15:28 CAT
Discovery recognised as the recipient of the Gold Global Innovator Award at the 2020 Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards, a virtual ceremony showcasing the best examples of insurance innovations across the globe.