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Discovery launches Business Insurance

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2018 11:10 GMT

Discovery today announced the launch of Discovery Business Insurance – a new type of shared value insurance focused on building better and “healthier” businesses.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 09:46 GMT

At the 2018 Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts, Discovery Insure’s Vitalitydrive smartphone programme was recognised as a Model Insurer in the Innovation and Emerging Technologies category.

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2018 10:44 GMT

On 18 April 2018, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but also flu vaccinations. To help ensure more people have protection against flu and to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated Discovery Health has partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem.

Claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme, SA’s largest open medical scheme, give insight into country’s healthcare trends

Claims data from Discovery Health Medical Scheme, SA’s largest open medical scheme, give insight into country’s healthcare trends

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2018 10:57 GMT

Discovery Health and Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), the country’s largest open medical scheme with over 2.7 million members, today released insightful data into medical aid claims trends for the past year. DHMS paid over R50.6 billion in claims in 2017*, with R26.3 billion of those claims going towards hospital claims and R2.9 billion towards chronic conditions.

A fierce flu season is expected: immunising early is the best defence

A fierce flu season is expected: immunising early is the best defence

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 08:30 GMT

Discovery Health recommends early vaccination against flu to protect everyone, including all high-risk members. The Winter’s colder months are almost here and this means that the time has once again come for us, living in the southern hemisphere, to take up the annual fight against flu.

Regulation 28 offshore limits to increase

Regulation 28 offshore limits to increase

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 09:47 GMT

A key announcement by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba this week included the increase in offshore allocations by institutional investors of 5%, meaning that institutional investors can now invest up to 30% offshore. However, institutional investors typically include retirement funds...

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 07:35 GMT

Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, shared the interim earnings and performance highlights of the Discovery Group for the six months ended 31 December 2017 with analysts.

Morningstar and PlexCrown Fund Ratings recognises exceptional performance by Discovery Invest

Morningstar and PlexCrown Fund Ratings recognises exceptional performance by Discovery Invest

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 09:53 GMT

Fresh from celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Discovery Invest is on the accolade trail with one of its flagship funds recently nominated for a Morningstar South Africa fund award, while the asset manager was ranked in the PlexusCrown Survey as the fourth best CIS management company in South Africa as at end December 2017...

R5 million required to fund the education of an average size family in SA

R5 million required to fund the education of an average size family in SA

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 09:05 GMT

​Financial planning for education came under the spotlight at a roundtable event recently hosted by Discovery Life. The discussion focused on key insights from a White Paper Discovery Life developed on current trends in education funding and protection in South Africa, and finding solutions in response to the various trends...

The state of health in South Africa according to Discovery Life’s claim experience 2016

The state of health in South Africa according to Discovery Life’s claim experience 2016

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 08:50 GMT

Discovery Life published insights of its life assurance claims from January 2016 to December 2016. A total of 20 247 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R3.2 billion. This brings the total amount that Discovery Life has paid out to date up to R18.7 billion.