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Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme

Press releases   •   Oct 10, 2019 12:23 GMT

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

Vitality members can now earn an Apple Watch by being more active

News   •   Dec 10, 2015 19:58 GMT

Discovery announces the activation of Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch for Vitality members in South Africa encouraging healthier, more active living.

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Taking preventive health measures is relevant in every decade, but the risks increase with age, so it’s important to keep track and prioritise good behaviours in order to stay healthy for as long as you can. The article lists recommended screenings for women from their twenties to their sixties and beyond.

Whether we like it or not, our bodies deteriorate with time. But every minute of exercise is well worth it. Here, a biokineticist shares her advice on how to ensure women get the most health benefits from their workouts – whatever their age.

Equipping women with knowledge and skills in healthy eating can have a hugely positive ripple effect in terms of health outcomes for families, communities and society in general. This article looks at the best ways for women to pack in nutrients for a healthy body and mind at different life stages.

How Vitality makes people healthier

How Vitality makes people healthier

Documents   •   Jun 27, 2017 11:21 GMT

The Vitality business model leverages advances in behavioural economics to incentivize people to make healthier choices and dynamically rewards them for reducing their risk, in the form of premium reductions and other benefits. Vitality is now credited as a leading example of shared value in insurance, backed by clinical evidence that members are healthier, live longer and claim less.