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