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Managing the second Wave – a plea for a collective response from all South Africans

Managing the second Wave – a plea for a collective response from all South Africans

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2020 07:15 CAT

With many South Africans preparing for a December break, daily new reported COVID-19 cases are at their highest levels since July and rapidly increasing. South Africa’s infection rates are following a strikingly similar trajectory to Europe’s second wave, peaking six to seven months after the initial outbreak.

Discovery Vitality announces new partnership with Strava, the social platform for athletes

Discovery Vitality announces new partnership with Strava, the social platform for athletes

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2020 13:22 CAT

Vitality members can earn Vitality points using their Strava app, and Strava becomes the new home of the Team Vitality Community.

  Mpumalanga students receive the gift of connectivity

Mpumalanga students receive the gift of connectivity

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2020 13:04 CAT

When principal Zanele Tjiana discovered that the computers at her school were stolen, she thought there was no way learners could complete their lessons for 2020 – until she contacted Discovery’s Dr Lerato Khatle who found a donor in 24 hours.

Hylton Kallner is appointed as CEO of Discovery Bank

Hylton Kallner is appointed as CEO of Discovery Bank

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2020 09:51 CAT

The bank is poised for growth with the behavioural model revealing the lowest-risk client base in the industry in under two years since launching to the public

Discovery’s new prepaid offer gives anyone in South Africa easy access to affordable, quality, healthcare

Discovery’s new prepaid offer gives anyone in South Africa easy access to affordable, quality, healthcare

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2020 07:14 CAT

The Discovery Prepaid Health platform brings affordability, transparency and predictability to the costs of care by allowing users to buy prepaid vouchers for valued services – starting with face-to-face visits to a GP with access to medicine, all-inclusive at R300.

Discovery Vitality launches report that measured the impact of COVID-19 on health behaviours and preventative screenings

Discovery Vitality launches report that measured the impact of COVID-19 on health behaviours and preventative screenings

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2020 15:08 CAT

Discovery Vitality today announced the release of its Care Gap Report which highlights the extent to which members engaged in health behaviours and accessed health promotion and preventative services during COVID-19 lockdown.

Discovery Foundation makes R24.5m investment in training and research of public sector doctors for 2020

Discovery Foundation makes R24.5m investment in training and research of public sector doctors for 2020

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2020 13:55 CAT

Despite a challenging year marked by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Discovery Foundation continues to support cutting-edge clinical research and medical training in South Africa’s public and academic medicine sector; with research grants for 37 public sector doctors and institutions.

Discovery Bank doubles down on digital banking services

Discovery Bank doubles down on digital banking services

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2020 10:36 CAT

Discovery Bank today announced new and even more convenient and safe ways to pay, available with its latest app release. Clients now get up to 20% off when they spend their Discovery Miles online and in-store through the Bank’s partner network, and they enjoy greater convenience and security when shopping with virtual cards.

Over R100m in COVID-19 related Group Risk claims paid out by Discovery

Over R100m in COVID-19 related Group Risk claims paid out by Discovery

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 12:43 CAT

In a claim experience analysis, Discovery Group Risk today reported claim pay-outs to the value of R1.48 billion in the year to June 2020, including at least R100m directly due to COVID-19. The company offers group risk benefits that include life cover, global cover for the education of employees' children, severe illness cover, lump-sum and monthly disability protection, and funeral cover.

Discovery Vitality members can now book local flights for December on kulula.com

Discovery Vitality members can now book local flights for December on kulula.com

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2020 16:21 CAT

Discovery Vitality is excited to announce that Vitality members can now book kulula.com flights. While the kulula.com booking platform has been live for several weeks for accommodation, car hire and select international flight bookings, the reintroduction of local air travel bookings is a huge and positive milestone.

2021 will see cutting-edge digital technology boost Discovery Health’s Diabetes Care Programme

2021 will see cutting-edge digital technology boost Discovery Health’s Diabetes Care Programme

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2020 15:44 CAT

In 2020 the COVID-19 global healthcare crisis has put the spotlight on people who live with diabetes. They are considered at risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 – particularly where the condition is poorly managed.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to have access to a Shariah Compliant Arrangement from 2021

Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to have access to a Shariah Compliant Arrangement from 2021

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2020 13:25 CAT

Discovery Health Medical Scheme members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles that are compliant, through the Discovery Health Medical Scheme Shariah Compliant Arrangement.

Discovery Health boosts access to cutting-edge digital healthcare innovation in 2021

Discovery Health boosts access to cutting-edge digital healthcare innovation in 2021

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2020 10:45 CAT

Discovery Health has invested extensively in a digital healthcare ecosystem to enhance the quality and experience of healthcare for members of DHMS. This investment includes the adoption and funding of digital healthcare technology, digital tools for members and doctors, integration with health monitoring devices and sophisticated data analytics.

Contribution freeze for Discovery Health Medical Scheme members until July 2021

Contribution freeze for Discovery Health Medical Scheme members until July 2021

Press releases   •   Sep 30, 2020 15:40 CAT

“Each year we strive for the lowest possible contribution increase. For the first six months of 2021, DHMS will deliver a contribution freeze for all scheme members across all plans, mindful of and sensitive to the financial pressures facing individuals at this time within the country’s stressed economic climate.

Vitality accelerates its efforts to get people moving with exciting new benefits; also announces special Vitality points recognition initiative

Vitality accelerates its efforts to get people moving with exciting new benefits; also announces special Vitality points recognition initiative

Press releases   •   Sep 30, 2020 11:23 CAT

JOHANNESBURG, 30 September 2020 | Discovery Vitality today announced an exciting series of product enhancements that will further motivate and reward members to get healthy by exercising and eating well.

Discovery reports resilient full year performance

Discovery reports resilient full year performance

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 09:10 CAT

Discovery Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, presented Discovery’s results for the year ended 30 June 2020 confirming the Group’s financial strength and strategic relevance.

Discovery data insights show that up to 16 000 South African lives will have been saved from COVID 19 related deaths, by 2021 as a result of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

Discovery data insights show that up to 16 000 South African lives will have been saved from COVID 19 related deaths, by 2021 as a result of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2020 17:29 CAT

Discovery presents new insights into the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and globally and investigates dynamic interventions that have saved lives and that have helped the country to navigate the peaks of the pandemic.

Younger drivers reduced mileage the most compared to all age groups during lockdown – Discovery Insure data shows

Younger drivers reduced mileage the most compared to all age groups during lockdown – Discovery Insure data shows

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2020 08:58 CAT

Analysis of Discovery Insure’s clients’ driving behaviour during the national lockdown indicates that its best drivers reduced their mileage by up to 89%, and younger drivers reduced their mileage more than older clients. The findings were issued today.

Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better

Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2020 13:20 CAT

Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.

Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association

Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2020 12:09 CAT

Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.