Develop social skills to win business
Financial planners need to develop social as well as business relationships if they hope to win affluent clients, Oechsli Institute president Matt Oechsli told delegates to Discovery’s Financial Planning Summit on Thursday in Sandton. His institute researches both affluent clients and financial planners and offers coaching for financial planners.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme’s claims paying ability given top rating for thirteenth consecutive year
Just over 1.19 million principal members entrusted their families’ healthcare funding needs to the Scheme during the 2013 financial year. That translates to more than 2.5million lives covered by the largest open medical scheme in South Africa.
Employees share Mount Kilimanjaro summit success with CHOC
On 27 March 2014 five Discovery employees handed over a cheque for R163 562. 25 to the CHOC House in Saxonwold. These five Discovery employees raised these funds during their Glamping4Charity campaign last year, which saw them climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of CHOC South Africa, and for those who live with cancer and in memory of people they have lost to cancer...
Become a life-changer
4 300 South Africans wake up every morning, knowing that today could be their last. They are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. Less than 600 of them will receive the gift of a prolonged life. About 1 000 people await kidney transplants each year, but over the past three years only a quarter of these all-important operations have been performed per year.
Discovery Childsafe Safe Travel to School
Discovery in partnership with Childsafe launched the Safe Travel to School programme, which is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for all South African children every day.
Response to article published on 28 January 2014 in Business Day ‘Accusations fly in medical aid case’
Your article on the legal case against road accident fund attorney Ronald Bobroff, creates an inaccurate picture of how Discovery Health Medical Scheme members are covered for road accidents, suggesting that the Scheme denies cover for members involved in any accident (Accusations fly in medical aid case, 28 January).
Discovery and the Walter Sisulu family celebrates 11 years of developing our youth and nurturing future soccer talent
The 2013 Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge draw took place at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto today. This annual soccer tournament takes place each year in December and is held in honour of the late struggle icon, Walter Sisulu...
Discovery raises R400 000 for Teddy Bear Clinic at the 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Together with Discovery, Daryl Impey and Geraint Thomas successfully raised R400 000 for the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children at the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge on Sunday 17 November..
The Vitality Group (US) Adds Almost 100 New Clients
The Vitality Group, part of the world’s first and largest incentive-based wellness program, has added almost 100 new clients in the U.S. committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees in addition to their bottom line. Vitality member earn rewards for their efforts to live healthier lives through participation in a range of well-being programs and tools.
CHOC Lodge in Port Elizabeth to accommodate mothers of childhood cancer patients
The Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) has opened the CHOC Lodge, at Dora Nginza Hospital, for mothers of cancer patients who are admitted into the Oncology wards. CHOC was the beneficiary to both the 2012 Discovery Algoa FM Big Walk and the 2012 Urban Run and used these funds to get the project off the ground.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme response to misleading article in The Star “Life vs Medical Scheme”
This document is a response from Discovery Health on a misleading article published in The Star newspaper of 8 August, “Life vs Medical Scheme”.
Finalists announced in the Discovery Health Journalism Awards
According to Prof Tawana Kupe the Convener of the Independent Judging panel of the Discovery Health Journalism Awards “We are pleased to report that in general the entries this year were all of high quality and an improvement over the previous years. We believe this might mean that the quality of reporting on health issues is improving”.