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​Discovery Life highlights the state of health in South Africa from its claims statistics

​Discovery Life highlights the state of health in South Africa from its claims statistics

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 09:09 GMT

Discovery Life published details of its life assurance claims from January 2015 to December 2015. A total of 19 591 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R2.8 billion. Unnatural deaths accounted for 21% of all claims in 2015.As many as 60% of Discovery Life claimants were older than 50 in the same period...

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Chad le Clos documentary, Unbelievable, puts trends in cancer occurrence, cost and care under spotlight

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 07:37 GMT

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, talked statistics, costs and the future of cancer care.

Vitality food and lifestyle guidelines simplify the way to healthy nutrition
Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2016 08:21 GMT

Discovery Limited announces a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (Sumitomo Life) and SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank) that will see shared value insurance introduced to the Japanese life insurance market through the joint development and introduction of insurance products incorporated with Vitality, Discovery’s globally recognised wellness programme.

Discovery Vitality updates incentives to keep people moving
Discovery Vitality announced as the Official Wellness Partner of the South African Olympic team for Rio 2016
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Discovery Health Medical Scheme maintains solid financial performance

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 14:30 GMT

Results presented during the Annual General Meeting showed continued growth and a strong financial performance, as the Scheme maintains an industry-leading position in funding quality healthcare and supporting the overall healthcare system.

Discovery Vitality launches in Europe through Generali

Discovery Vitality launches in Europe through Generali

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 09:55 GMT

Generali Vitality, based on the Discovery Vitality programme and Discovery’s shared value insurance model, will be available to Generali customers in Germany from 1 July 2016.

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Innovative customer service solution for South African medical scheme members

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2016 08:28 GMT

Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator, today announced a partnership with Pypestream, a leading global messaging platform that was specifically developed for customer communication. In a South African-first for medical scheme clients, Discovery Health will use this technology on its Discovery app to securely message with members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme.

​Financial Intermediaries Association gives Discovery top honours

​Financial Intermediaries Association gives Discovery top honours

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 09:28 GMT

Discovery walked away the winner in two categories of the 2016 FIA Awards. Discovery Life, for the seventh time overall and the fourth year in a row, took top honours as the Long Term Insurance Product Supplier of the Year – Risk, while Discovery Health was selected the Healthcare Product Supplier of the Year for the 8th time since these awards were announced.

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Top health journalists for 2015 honoured at the annual Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 06:13 GMT

Top health journalists for 2015 honoured at the annual Discovery Health Journalism Awards Investing in advancing the calibre of health reporting, the Discovery Health Journalism Awards recognised excellence in the field of health journalism for 2015, and awarded R75 000 to the Discovery Journalist of the Year.

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Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s strong financial performance affirms its position as industry leader in funding healthcare and enhancing the healthcare system to benefit its members and stakeholders

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 12:42 GMT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme released its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2015. Commenting on these results, Milton Streak, Principal Officer of Discovery Health Medical Scheme says, “Despite slow economic growth and a difficult economic environment, it has been a year of positive performance for the Scheme.

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Discovery honours nurses and celebrates nursing excellence in South Africa

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2016 11:08 GMT

Today is International Nurses Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the impactful role of and the crucial service nurses provide in the healthcare system. On the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the world recognises each person who has dedicated him or herself to, and has built a career in, providing crucial nursing care.

​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 12:24 GMT

Discovery Vitality, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy are on a mission to get people back into the kitchen. The newly launched HealthyFood Studio is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art culinary studio based in Sandton, where classes deal various aspects of nutritious cooking. These are taught and demonstrated by a Prue Leith professional, using fresh ingredients from Woolworths.

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Discovery receives the 2016 Starfield Award for testing the effectiveness of primary care coordination

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2016 07:26 GMT

The ACG® System Team announced Discovery Health as the winner of the 2016 Starfield Award in recognition of Discovery’s use of the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) System. The award was presented during the ACG international Conference in San Diego, USA.

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Discovery, Uber and Dis-Chem partner to deliver flu vaccines

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 11:16 GMT

For a second year in a row, Discovery has partnered with Uber, to bring flu vaccines to selected areas of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. You can order a flu vaccine and have it delivered to your doorstep for only R100 using the Uber app on your smartphone.

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​Discovery invests R1 million towards enabling the core aims of the Treatment Action Campaign

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2016 09:44 GMT

Discovery made an investment of R1 million through its Discovery Fund to support the excellent work of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in the public health system.

​Guidelines for Personalised Health Technologies Released

​Guidelines for Personalised Health Technologies Released

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2016 12:38 GMT

Framework addresses ethical, legal and social challenges for data generated by wearables, smartwatches and mobile health apps.

Discovery delivers robust financial performance accompanied by excellent growth and significant investment in new initiatives

Discovery delivers robust financial performance accompanied by excellent growth and significant investment in new initiatives

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 08:01 GMT

Reporting interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2015.

Can the aroma of coffee get you active?

Can the aroma of coffee get you active?

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2016 09:20 GMT

Join the CEO of Discovery Vitality, Dr Shrey Viranna, on Tuesday 23 February to discuss how we used the aroma of coffee to get thousands of people off the couch and into their running shoes, and how this laid a foundation for a powerful, global real-time Vitality platform that is ultimately shift health outcomes.