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Managing the healthcare trilemma: broadening access to world-class care, maintaining affordability and enhancing benefits and services

Managing the healthcare trilemma: broadening access to world-class care, maintaining affordability and enhancing benefits and services

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2019 11:50 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme today announced the 2020 annual contribution increase and benefit changes. DHMS will be implementing a weighted average contribution increase of 9.5%. Based on a market survey of financial advisers representing over 250,000 lives, market expectations are for increases between 10% and 12% across the industry.

Over 7500 celebrate Spring At The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Over 7500 celebrate Spring At The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2019 11:31 GMT

Today just under 8000 participants celebrated the start of the season at the 8th annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk. The popular Pretoria-based event took place at the iconic Loftus Versfeld and catered for people of all ages, with 5 km, 10 km and 15 km routes – as well as live entertainment – on offer.

Discovery Health and SAMA open Vitality Active Rewards to public sector doctors

Discovery Health and SAMA open Vitality Active Rewards to public sector doctors

Press releases   •   Sep 10, 2019 09:19 GMT

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has partnered with Discovery Health to offer Discovery’s globally recognised wellness incentive programme, Vitality Active Rewards, to health practitioners in the public sector.

Brand ranking puts Discovery as one of the most valuable brands in the country

Brand ranking puts Discovery as one of the most valuable brands in the country

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2019 14:19 GMT

The announcement of the Brand Z Top 30 Most Valuable South African brands 2019 put a spotlight on brand resilience in the context of a challenging macroeconomic climate. This being the second year in which BrandZ has ranked South African Brands, Discovery Limited ranked at number seven, with a brand value of $1.6 billion.

Discovery reports full-year results: emphasises strategy for continued investment

Discovery reports full-year results: emphasises strategy for continued investment

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 06:45 GMT

Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, announces the performance of the Discovery Group for the year ended 30 June 2019.

Leave your winter ways and spring back to life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Leave your winter ways and spring back to life with the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2019 12:48 GMT

Winter will soon be a thing of the past and around the corner there’s a great way to get off the couch, out of those winter onesies and come back to life: the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk - Gauteng’s favourite way to officially kick off spring.

Lucas Radebe teams up with Discovery to inspire future soccer stars

Lucas Radebe teams up with Discovery to inspire future soccer stars

Press releases   •   Aug 30, 2019 12:29 GMT

Discovery is excited to announce South African football legend Lucas Radebe as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.

Scholarships and grants worth R27 million awarded to medical specialists and institutions for education and training

Scholarships and grants worth R27 million awarded to medical specialists and institutions for education and training

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 10:06 GMT

Now in its thirteenth year, Discovery is pleased to announce the 42 recipients of its 2019 Foundation Awards, providing doctors and institutions with support for the development of critical solutions for under-resourced and rural areas.

Discovery Health releases key trends in birth rates as well as the costs associated with pregnancy, birth and new babies

Discovery Health releases key trends in birth rates as well as the costs associated with pregnancy, birth and new babies

Press releases   •   Aug 15, 2019 08:47 GMT

The latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker focuses on maternity claims, quantifying the spend by Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS, or the Scheme) on maternity related claims and highlighting key trends amongst members. The report includes data based on all claims within South Africa’s largest, open medical scheme, DHMS, with a membership of 2.8 million lives as of end 2018.

Discovery Bank expands its leadership team with the appointment of Francois Groepe

Discovery Bank expands its leadership team with the appointment of Francois Groepe

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2019 17:42 GMT

​Discovery Limited today announced the appointment of Francois Groepe as deputy CEO of Discovery Bank, with effect from 1 August 2019.

Discovery Vitality introduces HealthyDining for sit-down meals in countrywide restaurants

Discovery Vitality introduces HealthyDining for sit-down meals in countrywide restaurants

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 12:03 GMT

Announcing the expansion of Vitality HealthyDining in partnership with Col’Cacchio, Doppio Zero, Ocean Basket, and Nando’s to reward Vitality members for eating healthily while dining out.

​LEAVE YOUR WINTER WAYS AND SPRING BACK TO LIFE WITH THE DISCOVERY JACARANDA FM SPRING WALK

​LEAVE YOUR WINTER WAYS AND SPRING BACK TO LIFE WITH THE DISCOVERY JACARANDA FM SPRING WALK

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2019 10:21 GMT

Winter will soon be a thing of the past and around the corner there’s a great way to get off the couch, out of those winter onesies and come back to life: the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk - Gauteng’s favourite way to officially kick off spring.

Call to cyclists to get moving and "Ride Joburg" with Discovery and 947

Call to cyclists to get moving and "Ride Joburg" with Discovery and 947

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 08:05 GMT

Discovery and 947 are excited to announce a revitalised 23rd edition of Joburg’s most iconic cycling event, encouraging cyclists to move through the city’s streets like never before in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg on Sunday, 17 November at Riversands Commercial Park.

Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Patients rate South Africa’s Top 20 hospitals for 2018

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 08:42 GMT

Now in its fifth year of reporting, Discovery Health is pleased to release its annual list of 20 leading South African hospitals as rated by patients through the Patient Survey Score (PaSS). The Top 20 list is based on aggregated surveys completed by members of medical schemes administered by Discovery Health rating their in-hospital experience across various aspects of care.

Get ready Gauteng: the Discovery Vitality Run Series is back!

Get ready Gauteng: the Discovery Vitality Run Series is back!

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 10:25 GMT

The highly anticipated Vitality Run Series (VRS) is back in Johannesburg and now, for the first time ever, Pretoria too. Entries to the Johannesburg Vitality Run Series have opened – with the most iconic races awaiting first-time and expert runners in Gauteng.

Discovery ready to scale up its behavioural retail Bank

Discovery ready to scale up its behavioural retail Bank

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 10:15 GMT

Financial services group Discovery Limited today announced that Discovery Bank had successfully completed its early onboarding period and is now ready to scale up in a phased way.

​Discovery Health Medical Scheme paid R56.4bn in healthcare claims in 2018

​Discovery Health Medical Scheme paid R56.4bn in healthcare claims in 2018

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:14 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS/the Scheme), South Africa’s leading open medical scheme, today presented its results for the 2018 calendar year. Chief Medical Officer of the Scheme, Dr Unati Mahlati, said; “In tough economic times and with an increasing concern for our members’ ability to afford contributions, we have nevertheless continued to grow and attract new members.

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.

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.