Claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme, SA’s largest open medical scheme, give insight into country’s healthcare trends
Press releases • Apr 05, 2018 10:57 GMT
Discovery Health and Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), the country’s largest open medical scheme with over 2.7 million members, today released insightful data into medical aid claims trends for the past year. DHMS paid over R50.6 billion in claims in 2017*, with R26.3 billion of those claims going towards hospital claims and R2.9 billion towards chronic conditions.
Press releases • Mar 28, 2018 12:05 GMT
Discovery Limited, the South African-founded financial services organisation guided by the core purpose of making people healthier and enhancing and protecting lives, announced today that they are the Official Wellness Partner to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.
Press releases • Mar 12, 2018 08:30 GMT
Discovery Health recommends early vaccination against flu to protect everyone, including all high-risk members. The Winter’s colder months are almost here and this means that the time has once again come for us, living in the southern hemisphere, to take up the annual fight against flu.
Press releases • Feb 23, 2018 09:47 GMT
A key announcement by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba this week included the increase in offshore allocations by institutional investors of 5%, meaning that institutional investors can now invest up to 30% offshore. However, institutional investors typically include retirement funds...
Press releases • Feb 20, 2018 07:35 GMT
Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, shared the interim earnings and performance highlights of the Discovery Group for the six months ended 31 December 2017 with analysts.
Press releases • Feb 14, 2018 09:53 GMT
Fresh from celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Discovery Invest is on the accolade trail with one of its flagship funds recently nominated for a Morningstar South Africa fund award, while the asset manager was ranked in the PlexusCrown Survey as the fourth best CIS management company in South Africa as at end December 2017...
Press releases • Feb 12, 2018 10:16 GMT
South Africa’s triathlon medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games look promising after team mates Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman bagged gold and silver respectively during the elite men’s race at the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town, on Sunday 11 February 2018 in Green Point.
Press releases • Jan 25, 2018 12:21 GMT
Texting while driving, and drinking and driving are known causes of severe road accidents and road deaths. Extreme emotions while driving can be equally as dangerous.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.