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Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 12:42 CAT

South Africa’s young adults could bridge the growing life and disability insurance gap by diverting a fraction of their monthly lifestyle expenditure to financial services products. The largest insurance gap is currently presented by millennials between the age of 18 and 30 coupled by high levels of indebtedness and low savings.

Run your way to youthfulness this Youth Month

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2018 11:51 CAT

June is full of excuses to start running your way to youthfulness and great health. With World Running Day on the 6th, it is also Youth Month and five years that Discovery Vitality has been a headline sponsor of parkrun SA.

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Press releases   •   May 15, 2018 13:10 CAT

Discovery today announced the launch of Discovery Business Insurance – a new type of shared value insurance focused on building better and “healthier” businesses.

Introducing Vitality Move

Press releases   •   May 14, 2018 10:45 CAT

It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 11:46 CAT

At the 2018 Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts, Discovery Insure’s Vitalitydrive smartphone programme was recognised as a Model Insurer in the Innovation and Emerging Technologies category.

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2018 12:44 CAT

On 18 April 2018, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but also flu vaccinations. To help ensure more people have protection against flu and to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated Discovery Health has partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem.

Claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme, SA’s largest open medical scheme, give insight into country’s healthcare trends

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 12:57 CAT

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.

​Discovery announces partnership with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

​Discovery announces partnership with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 14:05 CAT

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.

A fierce flu season is expected: immunising early is the best defence

A fierce flu season is expected: immunising early is the best defence

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:30 CAT

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.

Regulation 28 offshore limits to increase

Regulation 28 offshore limits to increase

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 11:47 CAT

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...

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 09:35 CAT

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.

Morningstar and PlexCrown Fund Ratings recognises exceptional performance by Discovery Invest

Morningstar and PlexCrown Fund Ratings recognises exceptional performance by Discovery Invest

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 11:53 CAT

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...

South African triathletes ready for Commonwealth glory

South African triathletes ready for Commonwealth glory

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2018 12:16 CAT

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.

Studies show the emotional state of a driver can impact safety on the road

Press releases   •   Jan 25, 2018 14:21 CAT

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.

Discovery Health recovers R568m in fraud savings for 2017

Discovery Health recovers R568m in fraud savings for 2017

News   •   Jan 19, 2018 09:59 CAT

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 16:15 CAT

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 11:05 CAT

​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 15:28 CAT

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 09:29 CAT

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 10:50 CAT

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.