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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 12:23 GMT

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 08:52 GMT

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 13:27 GMT

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 11:28 GMT

​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 09:50 GMT

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 11:50 GMT

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 11:31 GMT

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 09:19 GMT

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 14:19 GMT

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 06:45 GMT

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 12:48 GMT

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 12:29 GMT

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

Scholarships and grants worth R27 million awarded to medical specialists and institutions for education and training

Scholarships and grants worth R27 million awarded to medical specialists and institutions for education and training

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 10:06 GMT

Now in its thirteenth year, Discovery is pleased to announce the 42 recipients of its 2019 Foundation Awards, providing doctors and institutions with support for the development of critical solutions for under-resourced and rural areas.

Discovery Health releases key trends in birth rates as well as the costs associated with pregnancy, birth and new babies

Discovery Health releases key trends in birth rates as well as the costs associated with pregnancy, birth and new babies

Press releases   •   Aug 15, 2019 08:47 GMT

The latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker focuses on maternity claims, quantifying the spend by Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS, or the Scheme) on maternity related claims and highlighting key trends amongst members. The report includes data based on all claims within South Africa’s largest, open medical scheme, DHMS, with a membership of 2.8 million lives as of end 2018.

Discovery Bank expands its leadership team with the appointment of Francois Groepe

Discovery Bank expands its leadership team with the appointment of Francois Groepe

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2019 17:42 GMT

​Discovery Limited today announced the appointment of Francois Groepe as deputy CEO of Discovery Bank, with effect from 1 August 2019.

Discovery Vitality introduces HealthyDining for sit-down meals in countrywide restaurants

Discovery Vitality introduces HealthyDining for sit-down meals in countrywide restaurants

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 12:03 GMT

Announcing the expansion of Vitality HealthyDining in partnership with Col’Cacchio, Doppio Zero, Ocean Basket, and Nando’s to reward Vitality members for eating healthily while dining out.

​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   •   Jul 24, 2019 10:21 GMT

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.

Call to cyclists to get moving and "Ride Joburg" with Discovery and 947

Call to cyclists to get moving and "Ride Joburg" with Discovery and 947

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 08:05 GMT

Discovery and 947 are excited to announce a revitalised 23rd edition of Joburg’s most iconic cycling event, encouraging cyclists to move through the city’s streets like never before in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg on Sunday, 17 November at Riversands Commercial Park.

Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 08:42 GMT

Now in its fifth year of reporting, Discovery Health is pleased to release its annual list of 20 leading South African hospitals as rated by patients through the Patient Survey Score (PaSS). The Top 20 list is based on aggregated surveys completed by members of medical schemes administered by Discovery Health rating their in-hospital experience across various aspects of care.

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

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.