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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

Discovery Life clients receive R11bn in 2022 through claims and Shared-value pay-outs

Discovery Life clients receive R11bn in 2022 through claims and Shared-value pay-outs

Johannesburg– Discovery Life’s annual claims review reveals a total of R11 billion was returned to its clients in 2022 in claims linked to uncertain, life-altering events and shared-value benefits. These pay-outs comprised of R9.1 billion in individual life and group life claims and R1.9 billion in PayBack and Cash Conversion payments to clients for managing their health and wellness.
While CO

Guidepost and Discovery life team up to deliver world-first, tech-enabled diabetes care

Guidepost and Discovery life team up to deliver world-first, tech-enabled diabetes care

14 November 2022, Cape Town: Guidepost, a South African diabetes telemedicine, clinical analytics and risk management company, and Discovery Life, have partnered to deliver a world-first, innovative tech-enabled diabetes management programme, which, in its pilot phase, has delivered significant results for those living with diabetes.
The pilot programme, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, i

South African women need more income protection cover – and continue to see the value of cover for cancers

South African women need more income protection cover – and continue to see the value of cover for cancers


Johannesburg, 10 August 2022: Every year, in August, South Africa marks Women’s Day and Discovery Life undertakes to reflect on its efforts to close the gendered insurance gap in our country. In 2019, ASISA conducted a gap study which found that women have an insurance gap of nearly R15 trillion. An analysis of Discovery Life’s 2021 claims data shows that while women hold 47% of all life polic

Discovery Life clients can now get higher PayBacks if vaccinated against COVID-19

Discovery Life clients can now get higher PayBacks if vaccinated against COVID-19

Johannesburg, 29 July 2021 – Discovery Life has announced a ‘first-of-its-kind’ underwriting determinant for the South African life insurance market, stating that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now an additional consideration in determining life insurance premiums and benefits for new clients, effective from the 29th of July 2021.
“Through our premium PayBack reward mechanism, we are off

Discovery Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, delivered the Group’s results for the six months ended 31 December 2019 today in Sandton.

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

The Group highlighted results for the period ended 31 December 2019, characterised by substantial investment in new initiatives and a strong performance from the core businesses with the exception of VitalityLife: • Net asset value increased by R1 598 million • Total new business API increased 17% to R11 116 million • Normalised profit from operations decreased 7% to R3 551 million

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Our core purpose and values guide us in all we do. A clear and profound promise: to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives.

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.

Discovery Limited
Discovery Group Limited, 1 Discovery Place, Sandton
2196 Johannesburg
South Africa