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Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s claims paying ability given top rating for thirteenth consecutive year

Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s claims paying ability given top rating for thirteenth consecutive year

News   •   Apr 24, 2014 09:02 GMT

Just over 1.19 million principal members entrusted their families’ healthcare funding needs to the Scheme during the 2013 financial year. That translates to more than 2.5million lives covered by the largest open medical scheme in South Africa.

Employees share Mount Kilimanjaro summit success with CHOC

Employees share Mount Kilimanjaro summit success with CHOC

News   •   Mar 28, 2014 15:38 GMT

On 27 March 2014 five Discovery employees handed over a cheque for R163 562. 25 to the CHOC House in Saxonwold. These five Discovery employees raised these funds during their Glamping4Charity campaign last year, which saw them climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of CHOC South Africa, and for those who live with cancer and in memory of people they have lost to cancer...

Become a life-changer

Become a life-changer

News   •   Mar 12, 2014 16:03 GMT

4 300 South Africans wake up every morning, knowing that today could be their last. They are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. Less than 600 of them will receive the gift of a prolonged life. About 1 000 people await kidney transplants each year, but over the past three years only a quarter of these all-important operations have been performed per year.

Discovery Childsafe Safe Travel to School

Discovery Childsafe Safe Travel to School

News   •   Jan 30, 2014 10:21 GMT

Discovery in partnership with Childsafe launched the Safe Travel to School programme, which is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for all South African children every day.

Response to article published on 28 January 2014 in Business Day ‘Accusations fly in medical aid case’

Response to article published on 28 January 2014 in Business Day ‘Accusations fly in medical aid case’

News   •   Jan 29, 2014 09:15 GMT

Your article on the legal case against road accident fund attorney Ronald Bobroff, creates an inaccurate picture of how Discovery Health Medical Scheme members are covered for road accidents, suggesting that the Scheme denies cover for members involved in any accident (Accusations fly in medical aid case, 28 January).

Discovery and the Walter Sisulu family celebrates 11 years of developing our youth and nurturing future soccer talent

Discovery and the Walter Sisulu family celebrates 11 years of developing our youth and nurturing future soccer talent

News   •   Nov 21, 2013 13:11 GMT

The 2013 Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge draw took place at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto today. This annual soccer tournament takes place each year in December and is held in honour of the late struggle icon, Walter Sisulu...

Discovery raises R400 000 for Teddy Bear Clinic at the 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Discovery raises R400 000 for Teddy Bear Clinic at the 94.7 Cycle Challenge

News   •   Nov 19, 2013 09:11 GMT

Together with Discovery, Daryl Impey and Geraint Thomas successfully raised R400 000 for the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children at the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge on Sunday 17 November..

The Vitality Group (US) Adds Almost 100 New Clients

The Vitality Group (US) Adds Almost 100 New Clients

News   •   Aug 30, 2013 13:38 GMT

The Vitality Group, part of the world’s first and largest incentive-based wellness program, has added almost 100 new clients in the U.S. committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees in addition to their bottom line. Vitality member earn rewards for their efforts to live healthier lives through participation in a range of well-being programs and tools.

CHOC Lodge in Port Elizabeth to accommodate mothers of childhood cancer patients

CHOC Lodge in Port Elizabeth to accommodate mothers of childhood cancer patients

News   •   Aug 28, 2013 14:46 GMT

The Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) has opened the CHOC Lodge, at Dora Nginza Hospital, for mothers of cancer patients who are admitted into the Oncology wards. CHOC was the beneficiary to both the 2012 Discovery Algoa FM Big Walk and the 2012 Urban Run and used these funds to get the project off the ground.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme response to misleading article in The Star “Life vs Medical Scheme”

Discovery Health Medical Scheme response to misleading article in The Star “Life vs Medical Scheme”

News   •   Aug 08, 2013 14:00 GMT

This document is a response from Discovery Health on a misleading article published in The Star newspaper of 8 August, “Life vs Medical Scheme”.

Finalists announced in the Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Finalists announced in the Discovery Health Journalism Awards

News   •   May 10, 2013 10:00 GMT

According to Prof Tawana Kupe the Convener of the Independent Judging panel of the Discovery Health Journalism Awards “We are pleased to report that in general the entries this year were all of high quality and an improvement over the previous years. We believe this might mean that the quality of reporting on health issues is improving”.

Discovery partners with Big Concerts to up the entertainment value

Discovery partners with Big Concerts to up the entertainment value

News   •   Mar 26, 2013 15:23 GMT

Discovery and Big Concerts today announced an exciting new partnership that sees DiscoveryCard become the official credit card partner to Big Concerts. This partnership will provide DiscoveryCard clients with exclusive access, discounts and additional offerings for South Africa’s premium live events.

Discovery Health Tracker

Discovery Health Tracker

News   •   Mar 14, 2013 08:52 GMT

Discovery Health continues to grow and attract new members to the schemes that it administers. In December, Discovery Health had close to 2.74 million lives under management.

Deadline extension for Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Deadline extension for Discovery Health Journalism Awards

News   •   Feb 05, 2013 08:45 GMT

The deadline for entries into the Discovery Health Journalism Awards has been extended to Friday 8 February. The extension is as a result of technical errors pertaining to online submissions. For more information on the prizes, categories and rules go to www.discovery.co.za/journalismawards.

Discovery Health benefit Tracker November 2012

Discovery Health benefit Tracker November 2012

News   •   Feb 01, 2013 07:29 GMT

Discovery Health continues to grow and attract new members to its scheme. In November, Discovery Health had close to 2.72 million lives under management.

Entries open for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Entries open for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards

News   •   Nov 15, 2012 12:03 GMT

Discovery Health has opened entries for the fifth annual Discovery Health Journalism Awards. These awards seek to recognize journalists that produce exceptional work across the healthcare sector.

Adrian Gore's interview on CNN Marketplace Africa

Adrian Gore's interview on CNN Marketplace Africa

News   •   Oct 17, 2012 15:50 GMT

CNN's Robyn Curnow talks to Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery Holdings about Discovery venturing into China and exporting its model to developed nations.

Discovery Insure now included in Discovery iPhone app Available NOW!

Discovery Insure now included in Discovery iPhone app Available NOW!

News   •   Apr 01, 2012 09:22 GMT

Discovery Insure functionality on the iPhone app combines innovation and intelligence to help you get the best out of your Discovery Insure policy. This easy-to-use app contains a number of features to make your life easier, whether you want to start a claim or get support in an emergency.