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Patients once again choose SA’s top 20 hospitals on experience of care

Patients once again choose SA’s top 20 hospitals on experience of care

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 09:09 GMT

Who better to describe the reality of the healthcare experience in South Africa’s private hospitals than the patient? This week’s announcement of the country’s top 20 hospitals for 2016 is based on the results of the most recent Discovery Health Patient Survey Score (PaSS) initiative, now in its third year.

Discovery and Vitality-linked insurers credited as pioneers of Shared-Value Insurance

Discovery and Vitality-linked insurers credited as pioneers of Shared-Value Insurance

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 11:21 GMT

A new report published by FSG and the Shared Value Initiative this week recognizes the Vitality business model, formed by Discovery and deployed by five of the world’s leading insurers, as a leading example of Shared-Value in insurance.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme continues to demonstrate excellent performance, sustainability and financial security for members’ peace of mind

Discovery Health Medical Scheme continues to demonstrate excellent performance, sustainability and financial security for members’ peace of mind

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 14:13 GMT

Results presented during the Annual General Meeting showed continued strong growth and excellent financial performance, with the Scheme maintaining its industry-leading position in funding high quality healthcare at competitive premiums, and supporting the overall healthcare system.

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Proof that young drivers can change their behaviour.

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2017 07:51 GMT

While driving inexperience accounts for much of the increased risk among young adults, other factors include underestimating danger, speeding, late-night driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. However, Discovery Insure’s telematics empowered driver behaviour programme, Vitalitydrive shows that young drivers can be amongst the best drivers on the road.

Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series

Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2017 09:09 GMT

Discovery Vitality is proud to announce the launch of a brand new venture in partnership with four of Johannesburg’s most established running clubs – the Discovery Vitality Run Series. Designed to help people improve their health through physical activity, the Discovery Vitality Run Series connects four iconic running events in the city of Johannesburg.

Global investment strategies and the state of the South African market

Global investment strategies and the state of the South African market

News   •   May 30, 2017 11:56 GMT

Colin Coleman, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, Nazmeera Moola, Economist and Strategist at Investec Asset Management and Etienne le Roux, Chief Economist at Rand Merchant Bank reflect on the state of the South African Market at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit.

Cut through the noise to find emerging investment trends

Cut through the noise to find emerging investment trends

News   •   May 29, 2017 14:43 GMT

A prolonged environment of uncertainty and political risk, both in South Africa and globally, means that investors should start cutting through the noise to find emerging investment trends, Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Managing Director and Chief Multi-Asset Strategist at BlackRock, told the Discovery Financial Planning Summit in Sandton.

Retail Distribution Review: a positive outcome for South African financial planners

Retail Distribution Review: a positive outcome for South African financial planners

News   •   May 29, 2017 13:04 GMT

Leading financial planners reflected on the impact of regulatory changes on the widening advice gap at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit.

The implications of the digital revolution for the financial services sector

The implications of the digital revolution for the financial services sector

News   •   May 29, 2017 10:51 GMT

Moshe Tamir, Global Head of Digital Transformation at Generali, discusses digital innovation in financial planning at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit.

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

News   •   May 29, 2017 09:14 GMT

Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore opened the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit advocating the importance of a balanced outlook, saying South Africa is on an upward trajectory, contrary to popular opinion.

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 11:16 GMT

More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 07:35 GMT

AIA Australia, one of the largest life insurers in Australia, GMHBA, a not for profit health fund, and South Africa’s financial services provider Discovery, announce an innovative new health insurance brand which will offer its members more value for money.

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Discovery Health urges parents to immunise kids against measles

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2017 11:45 GMT

Discovery Health has identified a significant increase in the incidence of measles in its claims data. This confirms the data emerging from the Gauteng Department of Health that announced an Emergency Measles Outbreak Campaign from 15 May to 30 June 2017 to address what it has identified as an outbreak of the disease.

Finalists in 2017 Discovery Health Journalism Awards announced
Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2017 11:02 GMT

The Discovery Financial Planning Summit will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 May 2017. The role of financial planners is more pivotal than ever before. Building a successful business despite today’s challenges of low economic growth, volatile world events, fast-changing technology and shifting client expectations requires knowledge, adaptability, and innovation...

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 09:42 GMT

Manufacturers have made progress in efforts to improve the health of South Africans with salt levels in two-thirds of foods covered by legislation now at equal to or even below the permitted requirements.

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 09:12 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches intervention to intensify efforts to combat the alarming rise in obesity and associated healthcare costs

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Discovery introduces innovative Gap Cover options for additional value and security

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 06:39 GMT

Discovery Gap Cover and Discovery Supplementary Gap Cover provide policyholders with significant cover for unforeseen medical expenses related to a hospital admission or severe illness diagnosis, through a unique and comprehensive benefit structure.

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 13:04 GMT

A panel of doctors and medical experts agree exercise is a ‘vital sign’.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 10:07 GMT

Discovery Vitality teams up with Wayde van Niekerk to help people to get active and lead healthier lives