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Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s WELLTH Fund pays out more than R600 million since January 2023

The WELLTH Fund has already paid out over R600 million to Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members since it launched in January 2023. The once-off benefit will be available until 31 December 2024. The top five services DHMS members used their WELLTH Fund benefit for in 2023 were to fund visits to dentists, GPs, physiotherapists, optometrists and to obstetricians and gynaecologists. In 2

Discovery Group delivered a robust performance for the period ended 31 December 2023, demonstrating resilience and strong underlying growth dynamics in a complex operating environment.

Discovery eyes future growth with positive half-year results and monthly operational break-even for Discovery Bank

Johannesburg, 20 March 2024 – Discovery today presented a strong set of half-year results to the investor community, with an update on Discovery Bank reaching its monthly operational break-even ahead of the Group’s target date. Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, commented, “In an environment characterised by continued macroeconomic complexities, Discovery delivered a strong operating performance

Discovery Health Medical Scheme data shows over R3.2 billion paid for cancer treatment in 2023

Discovery Health Medical Scheme data shows over R3.2 billion paid for cancer treatment in 2023

Regular cancer screening is lifesaving - the earlier you catch cancer, the better your outcomes
With World Cancer Day commemorated every year on 4 February, latest claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) shows an improvement in cancer screening rates following the dip noted during the pandemic period from 2020 to 2022. For the most part they have returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

Living to 100 and beyond: Celebrating the Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s 90 centenarian members

In April 2023, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) provided cover to 90 centenarian members (people aged 100 years or older), including two semi-supercentenarians aged 105. These members represent 0.0032% of DHMS lives (32 centenarians per million Scheme members). Ironically, DHMS centenarians are healthier than the average elderly member, with a chronic condition prevalence that is similar

New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations

New Discovery Health app introduces personalised, end-to-end healthcare journey including 3 cutting-edge, first-in-South Africa innovations

The new Discovery Health App offers a personalized gateway to the healthcare system for every Discovery Health customer. It enables end-to-end healthcare system navigation and support. The App provides access to cutting-edge digital healthcare technology and services for customers. The App integrates everything to do with one’s health in one place, so that customers can easily check in on their

Tackling the rising tide of depression through screening, prevention and digital therapeutics for mental health

Tackling the rising tide of depression through screening, prevention and digital therapeutics for mental health

Across the world and in South Africa, depression is the most common form of mental illness. 1 in 3 people in South Africa experience a mental health issue. Only 1 in 10 people with a mental health issue have access to treatment. What role do healthy eating, exercise, holistic healthcare, and digital therapeutics for mental health play in tackling the unprecedented rise in mental illness – par

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

Diabetes and heart disease: Predictive analytics identify future risk to protect health and life span

Issued on behalf of Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS)
Here’s a potentially life-saving equation: Regular health checks plus innovative predictive analysis equal a good chance of identifying (and subsequently, treating) serious diseases early on. This approach ensures investment into one’s lifespan and health span. How is this being applied to tackling common noncommunicable diseases like d

Flu season is around the corner: Five good reasons to get your flu vaccine today

Flu season is around the corner: Five good reasons to get your flu vaccine today

Influenza (flu) season is around the corner and this year’s flu vaccine is available to protect us against the flu strains that are expected to circulate and make people sick.
“Having our flu vaccine lowers our risk of becoming sick with flu - or seriously ill with flu if we are in the high-risk group for this and also limits the spread of infection to others,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani,

Clicks, Discovery Health and Auto & General Insurance announce Flexicare for consumers – new affordable private healthcare cover

Clicks, Discovery Health and Auto & General Insurance announce Flexicare for consumers – new affordable private healthcare cover

Discovery Health, Clicks and Auto & General Insurance have partnered to create an innovative health insurance product for South Africans that provides reasonably priced private day-to-day healthcare cover through the Clicks retail network – Flexicare.
The Flexicare offering has been available since 2018 to the retail sector and corporate employers to provide affordable healthcare cover for

Discovery Health Medical Scheme launches WELLTH Fund in the hope of kickstarting a trend of preventative care

Discovery Health Medical Scheme launches WELLTH Fund in the hope of kickstarting a trend of preventative care

Issued on behalf of Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS)
The COVID-19 pandemic impact to healthcare system led to consumers deferring non-COVID related healthcare General health checks were down 50% at the peak of the pandemic compared to pre-COVID levels Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members now have access to an additional screening and preventative benefit called the WELLTH Fun

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Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives.

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