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New Vitality Health International Division and leadership changes to drive Discovery’s global health insurance initiatives

New Vitality Health International Division and leadership changes to drive Discovery’s global health insurance initiatives

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 14:55 CAT

Discovery today announced the establishment of a new business unit, Vitality Health International (VHI).

Discovery Insure spearheads collaboration to eliminate child deaths on SA roads

Discovery Insure spearheads collaboration to eliminate child deaths on SA roads

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2019 14:42 CAT

The programme combines telematics technology from Discovery Insure and education to promote good driving behaviour that makes transport to and from schools safer for children.

Cyclists took to the road for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

Cyclists took to the road for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2019 16:47 CAT

The streets of Johannesburg were awash with enthusiastic cyclists who rode à bloc in Joburg’s iconic and most-loved cycling event. This year’s event attracted roughly 23, 000 cyclists as well as 20 000 eager supporters. The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg is the world’s second-largest timed cycling race and features cyclists ranging from beginner to elite every year.

Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world

Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 13:14 CAT

• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 02:01 CAT

• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy

​Win a trip to watch Arsenal

​Win a trip to watch Arsenal

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 13:35 CAT

Discovery launches #IWasThere – an exciting new competition, in partnership with Arsenal Football Club, with the incredible prize of 20 unparalleled VIP football experiences as part of the 2019/20 Premier League season. Each experience includes two tickets to an Arsenal match, luxury accommodation, return flights and £1,000 spending money.

Discovery Life reaches R5 billion in PayBacks to clients, over and above claims paid of R26.5 billion

Discovery Life reaches R5 billion in PayBacks to clients, over and above claims paid of R26.5 billion

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2019 10:53 CAT

Discovery Life has long been a pioneer in the life insurance industry, with products that ensure clients are protected in the case of death, disability or severe illness. Since launching in 2000, Discovery Life has offered clients considerable value for money through the PayBack benefit, amongst others. These clients have cumulatively been rewarded with R5 billion in PayBacks this October.

Discovery's Vitality Drive Sensor wins at the MTN Business Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.

Discovery's Vitality Drive Sensor wins at the MTN Business Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2019 09:50 CAT

Discovery Insure’s innovative Vitality Drive Sensor which uses vehicle telematics to accurately track driving behaviour has won the Best Commercial IoT solution in the MTN Business Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.

Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Press releases   •   Oct 10, 2019 14:23 CAT

Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.

Get a new iPhone with Discovery

Get a new iPhone with Discovery

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2019 10:52 CAT

Discovery is excited to announce that it has extended its partnership with Apple and iStore to help clients fully fund a new iPhone through Vitality Active Rewards.

The Vitality Run Series hits the streets of Pretoria in October

The Vitality Run Series hits the streets of Pretoria in October

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 15:27 CAT

This jacaranda season, Vitality is turning Pretoria orange. The popular Discovery Vitality Run Series (VRS) – which has seen thousands of South Africans participate in Johannesburg and Cape Town – is partnering with four of Pretoria’s most iconic road races to get more citizens active on their streets.

Team Vitality opens 2020 membership – with an exciting offer for cyclists

Team Vitality opens 2020 membership – with an exciting offer for cyclists

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2019 13:28 CAT

​South Africa’s largest running and cycling club, Team Vitality, has opened next year’s membership with an exciting offer for cyclists, to join Team Vitality cycling for 2020 and get the rest of 2019 free. Vitality members who join Team Vitality cycling or renew their Team Vitality cycling membership from the 1st of October will get their Team Vitality membership for the rest of 2019 free.

The most critical risks South Africans face today

The most critical risks South Africans face today

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2019 11:50 CAT

Discovery Life’s 2018 claims data has revealed the major risks Discovery Life members across different age groups faced in 2018. Unnatural causes continue to be the predominant reason for death claims, among people under the age of 30. Last year, the leading causes of unnatural deaths were motor vehicle accidents (35%), suicide (32%), other accidents (17%) and crime (16%).

Managing the healthcare trilemma: broadening access to world-class care, maintaining affordability and enhancing benefits and services

Managing the healthcare trilemma: broadening access to world-class care, maintaining affordability and enhancing benefits and services

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2019 13:50 CAT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme today announced the 2020 annual contribution increase and benefit changes. DHMS will be implementing a weighted average contribution increase of 9.5%. Based on a market survey of financial advisers representing over 250,000 lives, market expectations are for increases between 10% and 12% across the industry.

Over 7500 celebrate Spring At The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Over 7500 celebrate Spring At The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2019 13:31 CAT

Today just under 8000 participants celebrated the start of the season at the 8th annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk. The popular Pretoria-based event took place at the iconic Loftus Versfeld and catered for people of all ages, with 5 km, 10 km and 15 km routes – as well as live entertainment – on offer.

Discovery Health and SAMA open Vitality Active Rewards to public sector doctors

Discovery Health and SAMA open Vitality Active Rewards to public sector doctors

Press releases   •   Sep 10, 2019 11:19 CAT

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has partnered with Discovery Health to offer Discovery’s globally recognised wellness incentive programme, Vitality Active Rewards, to health practitioners in the public sector.

Brand ranking puts Discovery as one of the most valuable brands in the country

Brand ranking puts Discovery as one of the most valuable brands in the country

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2019 16:19 CAT

The announcement of the Brand Z Top 30 Most Valuable South African brands 2019 put a spotlight on brand resilience in the context of a challenging macroeconomic climate. This being the second year in which BrandZ has ranked South African Brands, Discovery Limited ranked at number seven, with a brand value of $1.6 billion.

Discovery reports full-year results: emphasises strategy for continued investment

Discovery reports full-year results: emphasises strategy for continued investment

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 08:45 CAT

Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, announces the performance of the Discovery Group for the year ended 30 June 2019.

Leave your winter ways and spring back to life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Leave your winter ways and spring back to life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2019 14:48 CAT

Winter will soon be a thing of the past and around the corner there’s a great way to get off the couch, out of those winter onesies and come back to life: the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk - Gauteng’s favourite way to officially kick off spring.

Lucas Radebe teams up with Discovery to inspire future soccer stars

Lucas Radebe teams up with Discovery to inspire future soccer stars

Press releases   •   Aug 30, 2019 14:29 CAT

Discovery is excited to announce South African football legend Lucas Radebe as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.