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.

Discovery Health recovers R555m in fraud, waste and abuse savings for 2018

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 11:19 GMT

In 2018, Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client schemes. “We also estimate that the ‘halo’ effect of our extensive fraud, waste and abuse-control activities has prevented additional fraud, waste and abuse to the value of approximately R5.1 billion in the past couple of years,”

Period of exceptional growth for Discovery and considerable investment in new initiatives

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 08:18 GMT

21 February 2019 – Discovery today presented its half-year results for the period ended 31 December 2018; representing a period of exceptional growth, with a temporary decline in profits due to considerable investment in new initiatives, and volatility in large claims in Discovery Life, unique to this reporting period.

Ueda and Yee take blue carpet victory at the 2019 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2019 18:07 GMT

The men’s elite race was dominated by twenty-year-old Alex Yee (GBN) with a time of 00:52:04 in first place, and the women’s elite race ended with an exciting eight seconds between Ai Ueda (JPN) and Summer Rappaport (USA).

Discovery launches SEE ME campaign to make school children more visible on our roads

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 10:15 GMT

Discovery’s SEE ME campaign, launching in February in the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, aims to help educate children and teachers on road safety and keep kids safe on the roads during their walk to school with reflective gear.

​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 08:56 GMT

Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour.

Mr. Mark Tucker to succeed Mr. Monty Hilkowitz as Chairperson of the Board of Discovery

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:12 GMT

Chairperson and independent non-executive Director, Mr. Hilkowitz, has informed the Board that he has decided to retire, effective 28 February 2019. Discovery is very grateful to Mr Hilkowitz for his invaluable contribution to the Group throughout the last 16 years of exceptional growth.

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 11:35 GMT

Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.

The Popular Discovery Retro Run Returns To The Mother City

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 07:45 GMT

Get your sweat bands and spandex ready, because entries to the 2019 Discovery Retro Run, powered by KFM, are now open. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 February 2019, the Discovery Retro Run will welcome thousands of participants to the Sea Point Promenade for a groovy 5 km or 8 km sunset run that will finish at the iconic Cape Town Stadium.

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