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Discovery’s new Retirement Fund targets the root causes of SA’s retirement savings gap

Discovery’s new Retirement Fund targets the root causes of SA’s retirement savings gap

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 11:00 GMT

Discovery launches new fund to help South African employees close the retirement gap.

Powerful performance for Discovery in Global Insurance rankings

Powerful performance for Discovery in Global Insurance rankings

News   •   May 17, 2019 07:54 GMT

2019 Brand Finance Insurance 100 report ranks Discovery as the second-strongest insurance brand in the world.

New Vitality HealthyDining benefit offers members up to 25% cash back through Uber Eats

New Vitality HealthyDining benefit offers members up to 25% cash back through Uber Eats

Press releases   •   May 07, 2019 11:04 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches HealthyDining with Uber Eats – offering members up to 25% cash back on healthier meal options when ordering takeaway food via the Uber Eats app, and 50% cash back on Vitality kids’ healthy meals.

Discovery pledges to improve one million lives through road safety by 2023

Discovery pledges to improve one million lives through road safety by 2023

Press releases   •   May 06, 2019 12:46 GMT

Discovery Insure announces its commitment to improving road safety, calling for a constructive behavioural approach to solutions to mark the 5th United Nations Global Road Safety week, joining global leaders on the campaign to #SpeakUp and Save Lives.

Stay healthy this winter with Uber and Discovery Health

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 09:18 GMT

The flu season is almost here and Discovery Health has once again partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem to make it more convenient for South Africans to get vaccinated. On 2 May 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but nurses with flu vaccinations will be available to administer flu shots.

Dodge distractions and stay safe on the road this Easter

Dodge distractions and stay safe on the road this Easter

News   •   Apr 18, 2019 12:34 GMT

Parents with three or more children at greatest risk for distracted driving

Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 11:56 GMT

Discovery Vitality has launched a new partnership with Huawei in which Vitality members can get up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse.

Vitality members donate rewards to build a Dream Room for kids with cancer

Vitality members donate rewards to build a Dream Room for kids with cancer

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2019 11:32 GMT

Discovery Vitality and the Reach For A Dream Foundation have joined forces to create another Dream Room for children in hospitals – with the third room opening at Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Oncology Ward in Soweto, Johannesburg today.

Vitality members to enjoy a weekend of double HealthyFood cash back at Woolworths, for making healthier choices

Vitality members to enjoy a weekend of double HealthyFood cash back at Woolworths, for making healthier choices

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 06:58 GMT

For one weekend only – 30 to 31 March 2019 – all Vitality members (with the HealthyFood benefit) will get up to 50% cash back on HealthyFood items at Woolworths stores nationwide.

Discovery Bank charts a new path for consumer value in banking

Discovery Bank charts a new path for consumer value in banking

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 14:34 GMT

Discovery Bank enters a new phase of a carefully managed and gradual process of on-boarding existing Discovery Card clients to the full-service banking platform, marking the start of Discovery Bank operations to the public. A comprehensive study on retail bank fees conducted by the behavioural bank presents the real cost of banking to the consumer, taking into account their banking behaviour.

Discovery Health recovers R555m in fraud, waste and abuse savings for 2018

Discovery Health recovers R555m in fraud, waste and abuse savings for 2018

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 11:19 GMT

In 2018, Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client schemes. “We also estimate that the ‘halo’ effect of our extensive fraud, waste and abuse-control activities has prevented additional fraud, waste and abuse to the value of approximately R5.1 billion in the past couple of years,”

Period of exceptional growth for Discovery and considerable investment in new initiatives

Period of exceptional growth for Discovery and considerable investment in new initiatives

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 08:18 GMT

21 February 2019 – Discovery today presented its half-year results for the period ended 31 December 2018; representing a period of exceptional growth, with a temporary decline in profits due to considerable investment in new initiatives, and volatility in large claims in Discovery Life, unique to this reporting period.

Ueda and Yee take blue carpet victory at the 2019 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Ueda and Yee take blue carpet victory at the 2019 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2019 18:07 GMT

The men’s elite race was dominated by twenty-year-old Alex Yee (GBN) with a time of 00:52:04 in first place, and the women’s elite race ended with an exciting eight seconds between Ai Ueda (JPN) and Summer Rappaport (USA).

Discovery launches SEE ME campaign to make school children more visible on our roads

Discovery launches SEE ME campaign to make school children more visible on our roads

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 10:15 GMT

Discovery’s SEE ME campaign, launching in February in the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, aims to help educate children and teachers on road safety and keep kids safe on the roads during their walk to school with reflective gear.

​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 08:56 GMT

Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour.

Mr. Mark Tucker to succeed Mr. Monty Hilkowitz as Chairperson of the Board of Discovery

Mr. Mark Tucker to succeed Mr. Monty Hilkowitz as Chairperson of the Board of Discovery

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:12 GMT

Chairperson and independent non-executive Director, Mr. Hilkowitz, has informed the Board that he has decided to retire, effective 28 February 2019. Discovery is very grateful to Mr Hilkowitz for his invaluable contribution to the Group throughout the last 16 years of exceptional growth.

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 11:35 GMT

Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.

The Popular Discovery Retro Run Returns To The Mother City

The Popular Discovery Retro Run Returns To The Mother City

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 07:45 GMT

Get your sweat bands and spandex ready, because entries to the 2019 Discovery Retro Run, powered by KFM, are now open. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 February 2019, the Discovery Retro Run will welcome thousands of participants to the Sea Point Promenade for a groovy 5 km or 8 km sunset run that will finish at the iconic Cape Town Stadium.

Discovery introduces the world’s first behavioural bank

Discovery introduces the world’s first behavioural bank

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 12:14 GMT

14 November 2018 – Johannesburg – Financial services company, Discovery, today announced details of its new banking offering. Described as the world’s first behavioural bank, the fully digital bank leverages Discovery’s Shared-Value model, and can be joined from March 2019 by anyone with a smart phone.

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk democracy, corruption, land reform, technology, Artificial Intelligence and more

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk democracy, corruption, land reform, technology, Artificial Intelligence and more

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 16:36 GMT

President Bill Clinton and former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton were the keynote speakers at the 9th Discovery Leadership Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre.