Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 10:42 GMT

South Africa’s young adults could bridge the growing life and disability insurance gap by diverting a fraction of their monthly lifestyle expenditure to financial services products. The largest insurance gap is currently presented by millennials between the age of 18 and 30 coupled by high levels of indebtedness and low savings.

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Press releases   •   May 15, 2018 11:10 GMT

Discovery today announced the launch of Discovery Business Insurance – a new type of shared value insurance focused on building better and “healthier” businesses.

Get ready Gauteng: the Discovery Vitality Run Series is back!

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 10:25 GMT

The highly anticipated Vitality Run Series (VRS) is back in Johannesburg and now, for the first time ever, Pretoria too. Entries to the Johannesburg Vitality Run Series have opened – with the most iconic races awaiting first-time and expert runners in Gauteng.

Discovery ready to scale up its behavioural retail Bank

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 10:15 GMT

Financial services group Discovery Limited today announced that Discovery Bank had successfully completed its early onboarding period and is now ready to scale up in a phased way.

​Discovery Health Medical Scheme paid R56.4bn in healthcare claims in 2018

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:14 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS/the Scheme), South Africa’s leading open medical scheme, today presented its results for the 2018 calendar year. Chief Medical Officer of the Scheme, Dr Unati Mahlati, said; “In tough economic times and with an increasing concern for our members’ ability to afford contributions, we have nevertheless continued to grow and attract new members.

Discovery’s new Retirement Fund targets the root causes of SA’s retirement savings gap

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 11:00 GMT

Discovery launches new fund to help South African employees close the retirement gap.

Powerful performance for Discovery in Global Insurance rankings

News   •   May 17, 2019 07:54 GMT

2019 Brand Finance Insurance 100 report ranks Discovery as the second-strongest insurance brand in the world.

New Vitality HealthyDining benefit offers members up to 25% cash back through Uber Eats

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 11:04 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches HealthyDining with Uber Eats – offering members up to 25% cash back on healthier meal options when ordering takeaway food via the Uber Eats app, and 50% cash back on Vitality kids’ healthy meals.

Discovery pledges to improve one million lives through road safety by 2023

Press releases   •   May 06, 2019 12:46 GMT

Discovery Insure announces its commitment to improving road safety, calling for a constructive behavioural approach to solutions to mark the 5th United Nations Global Road Safety week, joining global leaders on the campaign to #SpeakUp and Save Lives.

Stay healthy this winter with Uber and Discovery Health

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 09:18 GMT

The flu season is almost here and Discovery Health has once again partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem to make it more convenient for South Africans to get vaccinated. On 2 May 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but nurses with flu vaccinations will be available to administer flu shots at the homes and offices of all South Africans in the major Metro cities i.e. Johannesburg, Tshwane (Pretoria), Cape Town, Durban and Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth).

“The sooner you have a flu vaccination to build up antibodies against the virus strain, the better”, says Dr Ryan Noach of Discovery Health.

Nduduzo Nyanda, country manager for Uber South Africa explains that, “With the cold days already here, it’s important that we prioritise our health so that our busy schedules aren’t affected by the flu. Thanks to technology and our amazing partners, Uber will bring riders the opportunity to get their flu shots without leaving their homes or offices. All the convenience without any hassle to stay healthy this winter”.

There’s been a recent increase globally in vaccine-preventable diseases which has prompted the World Health Organisation to list “vaccine hesitancy” (the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines) as one of 10 global health threats in 2019. People are sometimes hesitant to vaccinate against the flu virus - but flu vaccination is an essential preventive action. Dr Noach, says, “Vaccinating against flu viruses is globally recognised as an effective way to prevent severe flu infections and flu related complications. Flu vaccines have been used to prevent flu infections since the 1950s and are safe and proven to offer a significant degree of protection against each year’s prominent flu strains. This is particularly important for at risk individuals too especially at extremes of age, and those with other underlying diseases.”

How to get the flu vaccination delivered to your doorstep on 2 May

1.Make sure you have the Uber app installed on your device or download Uber on the on the Apple App Store , Google Play Store or register for Uber at Only people who are 18 years or older can use the Uber app.

2.From 10:00 to 15:00, open your Uber app

3.When you are ready to have the vaccination delivered, set your ‘pickup’ location

4.Then swipe right on your vehicle options to the “UberWELLNESS” option

5.The vaccine will be at no cost to you, you will only pay R100 to cover the cost of the trip when you request through the Uber app.

6.The nurse will bring the necessary consent forms and will administer the flu vaccine to a maximum of five people (at the flat rate of R100) at your location.

Standard Uber waiting times apply

When you have requested uberWELLNESS, be ready and available within the standard Uber waiting times. Demand will be high and riders are encouraged to be patient and keep on trying if Uber drivers are initially all occupied.

Dr Noach says, “We have seen large numbers of people vaccinated through this partnership in prior years. We urge everyone, especially high-risk individuals, to get the flu vaccine now, before the flu season starts, to enable their bodies to develop the antibodies necessary to ward off influenza viruses and to lower the rate of flu-related complications.” High-risk individuals include children younger than five, people older than 65, pregnant women, people living in care facilities, and anyone with a chronic health condition, such as asthma, heart or kidney disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system. Discovery Vitality members get 1 000 points for taking preventive action and getting vaccinated.

Additional information is available on the Discovery website at 

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Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment and wellness markets. Since inception, Discovery has been guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. This has manifested in its globally recognised Vitality Shared-Value insurance model, exported to over 19 countries and reaching over 11 million members. Discovery trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, with a market cap of $7 billion.

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The flu season is almost here and Discovery Health has once again partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem to make it more convenient for South Africans to get vaccinated. On 2 May 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but nurses with flu vaccinations will be available to administer flu shots.

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