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Discovery Health recovers R568m in fraud savings for 2017

Discovery Health recovers R568m in fraud savings for 2017

News   •   Jan 19, 2018 07:59 GMT

In 2017 Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud in the healthcare system resulted in a significant R568m recovered on behalf of client schemes, compared to R405m in 2016,” says Discovery Health CEO, Dr Jonathan Broomberg.

Run the Western Cape – in style – with the Discovery Vitality Run Series

Run the Western Cape – in style – with the Discovery Vitality Run Series

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2018 14:15 GMT

Following the overwhelming success of the Discovery Vitality Run Series in Johannesburg in 2017, Discovery Vitality is excited to announce the launch of the next Run Series in the Western Cape over February and March this year.

R5 million required to fund the education of an average size family in SA

R5 million required to fund the education of an average size family in SA

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 09:05 GMT

​Financial planning for education came under the spotlight at a roundtable event recently hosted by Discovery Life. The discussion focused on key insights from a White Paper Discovery Life developed on current trends in education funding and protection in South Africa, and finding solutions in response to the various trends...

Poppy Ntshongwana, Discovery Insure and local celebs raise road safety awareness

Poppy Ntshongwana, Discovery Insure and local celebs raise road safety awareness

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 13:28 GMT

How well do our celebs drive? Discovery Insure and #RidingPopGun creator Poppy Ntshongwana are teaming up with well-loved, local celebs to ride “Pop Gun” and answer this question by putting their driving skills to the test. SA roads will soon carry holiday makers to their December holiday destination and as the most dangerous time of year to be on our roads, safety is top of mind.

Entries now open for 2018 Discovery Get Active Weekend in Cape Town

Entries now open for 2018 Discovery Get Active Weekend in Cape Town

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 07:29 GMT

Continuing its endorsement of mass participation sporting events, Discovery will once more host the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town and Discovery Duathlon Cape Town.

The state of health in South Africa according to Discovery Life’s claim experience 2016

The state of health in South Africa according to Discovery Life’s claim experience 2016

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 08:50 GMT

Discovery Life published insights of its life assurance claims from January 2016 to December 2016. A total of 20 247 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R3.2 billion. This brings the total amount that Discovery Life has paid out to date up to R18.7 billion.

​Over 42 000 sanitary packs donated to keep 6 000 girls in school

​Over 42 000 sanitary packs donated to keep 6 000 girls in school

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2017 07:50 GMT

During Women’s Month, Discovery Vitality partnered with Dis-Chem to empower school girls through a special Vitality MoveToGive campaign. The two-week campaign received overwhelming success with over 42 000 sanitary packs donated to the Caring4Girls programme, which will help improve the health and gender equality of schoolgirls living in disadvantaged areas.

South Africa’s healthiest city revealed

South Africa’s healthiest city revealed

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 09:29 GMT

Cape Town has the highest number of people who are a healthy weight, plus they purchase the most vegetables and fruit, when compared with South Africa’s other major cities.

Discovery Health partners with HealthTap to provide significant new services to Discovery Health clients in South Africa

Discovery Health partners with HealthTap to provide significant new services to Discovery Health clients in South Africa

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 12:04 GMT

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, announced the launch of DrConnect, the product of a partnership between Discovery Health and HealthTap, based in Palo Alto, California. DrConnect provides a world-leading platform connecting patients, doctors and medical scheme case managers using state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence.

Discovery delivers robust performance as it continues to build scale globally

Discovery delivers robust performance as it continues to build scale globally

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 08:54 GMT

Reporting annual financial results for the period ended 30 June 2017.

Why a focus on health is vital this Women’s Month – what to know and do in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond

Why a focus on health is vital this Women’s Month – what to know and do in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2017 07:18 GMT

​In a bid to promote health education this Women’s Month, clinicians at Discovery Vitality have prepared guidelines to help women maintain good health at different life stages.

Avis partners with Discovery Insure to launch SafeDrive.

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2017 07:50 GMT

Avis Rent a Car has partnered with Discovery Insure to launch Avis SafeDrive, the smartphone app designed to reward Avis rental customers for safe driving.

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.

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.