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Discovery announces new COVID-19-specific protection products

Discovery announces new COVID-19-specific protection products

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 15:04 CAT

Discovery announces enhancements that respond specifically to insurance needs around COVID-19. These include a new multi-organ feature within the Severe Illness Benefit to provide relevant cover for the complications associated with COVID-19, a dynamic cash back that rewards Discovery Insure clients for driving fewer kilometres and Vitality Health Check tailored for people aged 65 years and older.

Discovery shares its latest COVID-19 research on outcomes specific to SA

Discovery shares its latest COVID-19 research on outcomes specific to SA

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 14:36 CAT

Discovery presents insights on the financial impact of COVID-19 on medical schemes in South Africa, and a COVID-19 Resilience Index outlining the relative risk of being hospitalised due to COVID-19.

Lower your risk: Vitality moves healthy lifestyle online during Covid-19

Lower your risk: Vitality moves healthy lifestyle online during Covid-19

Press releases   •   May 12, 2020 11:36 CAT

Online healthy cooking classes, digital meditation sessions and virtual runs in the Kruger. Why not? It could reduce Covid-19 severity.

Discovery Bank committed to easing the financial strain on clients

Discovery Bank committed to easing the financial strain on clients

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 16:20 CAT

• Discovery Bank is working hard to take care of clients during this difficult time • Discovery Bank is making eating healthy more affordable than ever • Clients get up to 100% back on healthy groceries at Woolworths or Pick n Pay • Clients get up to 75% back on personal care products at Clicks and Dis‑Chem

Supporting Solidarity Fund and other initiatives during COVID-19; Discovery executives heed President’s call to donate part of their salaries

Supporting Solidarity Fund and other initiatives during COVID-19; Discovery executives heed President’s call to donate part of their salaries

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2020 17:11 CAT

In alignment with the example set by the President and his Executive last week, the Discovery Board Chair, Chief Executive and the Discovery Board in its entirety (including both Executive and Non-Executive Directors) will donate a third of their salaries and fees over the next three months to efforts to fight the pandemic.

Free online COVID-19 screening and consultations available to all South Africans through Discovery and Vodacom partnership

Free online COVID-19 screening and consultations available to all South Africans through Discovery and Vodacom partnership

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2020 14:05 CAT

Discovery and Vodacom have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. This platform provides easy access for all South Africans to a COVID-19 risk tool, to help understand your personal risk for COVID-19 plus, where needed, to immediately schedule healthcare professional consultations and get advice.

Vitality unlocks additional adjustments to its wellness programme to encourage South Africans to stay healthy and rewarded while at home

Vitality unlocks additional adjustments to its wellness programme to encourage South Africans to stay healthy and rewarded while at home

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2020 13:20 CAT

In support of our President’s call for our nation to heighten collective efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, Discovery Vitality is adjusting its wellness offering to members to encourage healthier choices during this 21-day period.

Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children

Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 11:50 CAT

Global, free-to-enter running competition open to all South Africans launches in Johannesburg, led by Wayde van Niekerk, and around the world in 180 countries. In partnership with UNICEF, Vitality aims to vaccinate one million children against deadly diseases, by donating vaccines on behalf of participants who complete their weekly runs.

Get moving Joburg – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is here!

Get moving Joburg – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is here!

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 14:50 CAT

​Johannesburg, South Africa: Joburg’s hippest race – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run promises to get people moving in more ways than one. The race – and after party with live music from SA’s top DJs – is set to light up the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday, 30 May 2020.

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:21 CAT

The Group highlighted results for the period ended 31 December 2019, characterised by substantial investment in new initiatives and a strong performance from the core businesses with the exception of VitalityLife: • Net asset value increased by R1 598 million • Total new business API increased 17% to R11 116 million • Normalised profit from operations decreased 7% to R3 551 million

Get moving KZN – The Vitality Run Series is here!

Get moving KZN – The Vitality Run Series is here!

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2020 08:43 CAT

Vitality is turning KwaZulu-Natal orange. For the first time ever, the Discovery Vitality Run Series (VRS) will partner with the city’s iconic races to get more citizens onto their streets.

The Vitality Running World Cup is off the starting blocks

The Vitality Running World Cup is off the starting blocks

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2020 13:05 CAT

Discovery Vitality today announced that registration is open for the Vitality Running World Cup, the annual, free-to-enter, knockout running competition gives both active and inactive people the opportunity to Move More. Taking place in 180 countries, from 5 March to 5 April 2020, the Vitality Running World Cup will allow countries to compete against each other for top spot.

Discovery Miles 101: how Vitality members can earn and spend them in 2020

Discovery Miles 101: how Vitality members can earn and spend them in 2020

Press releases   •   Jan 07, 2020 15:29 CAT

​From January 2020, Vitality members and Discovery Bank clients can earn Discovery Miles – the new rewards currency that will be widely accepted, easy to earn and spend for Vitality members, who have up to now earned Vitality Rewards Points.

New Vitality Health International Division and leadership changes to drive Discovery’s global health insurance initiatives

New Vitality Health International Division and leadership changes to drive Discovery’s global health insurance initiatives

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 14:55 CAT

Discovery today announced the establishment of a new business unit, Vitality Health International (VHI).

Discovery Insure spearheads collaboration to eliminate child deaths on SA roads

Discovery Insure spearheads collaboration to eliminate child deaths on SA roads

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2019 14:42 CAT

The programme combines telematics technology from Discovery Insure and education to promote good driving behaviour that makes transport to and from schools safer for children.

Cyclists took to the road for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

Cyclists took to the road for the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2019 16:47 CAT

The streets of Johannesburg were awash with enthusiastic cyclists who rode à bloc in Joburg’s iconic and most-loved cycling event. This year’s event attracted roughly 23, 000 cyclists as well as 20 000 eager supporters. The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg is the world’s second-largest timed cycling race and features cyclists ranging from beginner to elite every year.

Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world

Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 13:14 CAT

• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 02:01 CAT

• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy

​Win a trip to watch Arsenal

​Win a trip to watch Arsenal

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 13:35 CAT

Discovery launches #IWasThere – an exciting new competition, in partnership with Arsenal Football Club, with the incredible prize of 20 unparalleled VIP football experiences as part of the 2019/20 Premier League season. Each experience includes two tickets to an Arsenal match, luxury accommodation, return flights and £1,000 spending money.

Discovery Life reaches R5 billion in PayBacks to clients, over and above claims paid of R26.5 billion

Discovery Life reaches R5 billion in PayBacks to clients, over and above claims paid of R26.5 billion

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2019 10:53 CAT

Discovery Life has long been a pioneer in the life insurance industry, with products that ensure clients are protected in the case of death, disability or severe illness. Since launching in 2000, Discovery Life has offered clients considerable value for money through the PayBack benefit, amongst others. These clients have cumulatively been rewarded with R5 billion in PayBacks this October.