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.
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
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
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
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.
Press releases • Oct 25, 2019 09:50 CAT
Discovery Insure’s innovative Vitality Drive Sensor which uses vehicle telematics to accurately track driving behaviour has won the Best Commercial IoT solution in the MTN Business Internet of Things (IoT) Awards.
Press releases • Oct 10, 2019 14:23 CAT
Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.
Press releases • Oct 07, 2019 15:27 CAT
This jacaranda season, Vitality is turning Pretoria orange. The popular Discovery Vitality Run Series (VRS) – which has seen thousands of South Africans participate in Johannesburg and Cape Town – is partnering with four of Pretoria’s most iconic road races to get more citizens active on their streets.
Press releases • Oct 02, 2019 13:28 CAT
South Africa’s largest running and cycling club, Team Vitality, has opened next year’s membership with an exciting offer for cyclists, to join Team Vitality cycling for 2020 and get the rest of 2019 free. Vitality members who join Team Vitality cycling or renew their Team Vitality cycling membership from the 1st of October will get their Team Vitality membership for the rest of 2019 free.
Press releases • Sep 26, 2019 11:50 CAT
Discovery Life’s 2018 claims data has revealed the major risks Discovery Life members across different age groups faced in 2018. Unnatural causes continue to be the predominant reason for death claims, among people under the age of 30. Last year, the leading causes of unnatural deaths were motor vehicle accidents (35%), suicide (32%), other accidents (17%) and crime (16%).
Managing the healthcare trilemma: broadening access to world-class care, maintaining affordability and enhancing benefits and services
Press releases • Sep 16, 2019 13:50 CAT
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.
Press releases • Sep 14, 2019 13:31 CAT
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.
Press releases • Sep 10, 2019 11:19 CAT
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.
Press releases • Sep 06, 2019 16:19 CAT
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.
Press releases • Sep 04, 2019 08:45 CAT
Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, announces the performance of the Discovery Group for the year ended 30 June 2019.
Press releases • Sep 03, 2019 14:48 CAT
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.
Press releases • Aug 30, 2019 14:29 CAT
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
Press releases • Aug 23, 2019 12:06 CAT
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
Press releases • Aug 15, 2019 10:47 CAT
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.