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.
Discovery Vitality empowers members to make a difference during Covid pandemic through #VitalityMoveToGive philanthropic initiative
Press releases • Aug 04, 2020 14:15 CAT
In a bid to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against Covid-19, Discovery Vitality today announces a partnership with Shout4Masks. This initiative is the newest collaboration between Vitality and several other charitable organisations at the forefront of addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
Press releases • Aug 04, 2020 12:15 CAT
During 2019, Discovery Life paid out R4.8 billion to policyholders, including a total of R1.2 billion through the PayBack benefit. In addition, Cash Conversions to the value of R2.8 billion are expected to mature over the course of the next 5 years. Breakdown per benefit: • R2.28bn in life cover • R1.1bn Severe Illness Benefit • R816m Disability benefit • R375m income Continuation Benefit
Press releases • Jul 24, 2020 14:11 CAT
In line with National Savings Month, Discovery Bank will postpone implementing the interest rate reduction announced yesterday and will keep the interest rates on all its savings accounts as is for the next 14 days. The interest that Discovery Bank charges its clients on their borrowings will, however, be reduced with effect from July 24 2020.
Discovery Invest launches global investment offering in association with BlackRock and Goldman Sachs
Press releases • Jun 22, 2020 09:08 CAT
Discovery Invest launched a greatly-enhanced global investment solution that uses shared value to create the world’s first exchange rate enhancer, and offers investment choices advised by BlackRock and Goldman Sachs, world leaders in asset management.
Press releases • Jun 18, 2020 15:28 CAT
Discovery recognised as the recipient of the Gold Global Innovator Award at the 2020 Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards, a virtual ceremony showcasing the best examples of insurance innovations across the globe.
Press releases • Jun 18, 2020 10:59 CAT
Discovery Insure CEO, Anton Ossip, announced enhancements to Discovery Business Insurance’s offering, including a partnership with MTN to give businesses up to 50% back on their monthly data costs, capital support for the retail sector in partnership with Merchant Capital, as well as the Dynamic Distance Cash Back to reward people for driving less during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Press releases • Jun 15, 2020 09:30 CAT
Discovery Insure's warranty product covers a comprehensive list of critical components, with no limits. This product encourages good driving with premiums based on a driver’s specific driving profile, as well as the unique circumstances of the vehicle compared to a market where premiums tend to be undifferentiated irrespective of how good a driver you are.
Press releases • Jun 03, 2020 11:18 CAT
Discovery has created an affordable way for employers to secure basic private healthcare services for their employees, including support for COVID-19. This is available through Primary Care for Household Employees, which gives household employees and their dependants access to primary private healthcare benefits from R249 per month.
Press releases • May 20, 2020 15:04 CAT
Discovery announces enhancements that respond specifically to insurance needs around COVID-19. These include a new multi-organ feature within the Severe Illness Benefit to provide relevant cover for the complications associated with COVID-19, a dynamic cash back that rewards Discovery Insure clients for driving fewer kilometres and Vitality Health Check tailored for people aged 65 years and older.
Press releases • May 20, 2020 14:36 CAT
Discovery presents insights on the financial impact of COVID-19 on medical schemes in South Africa, and a COVID-19 Resilience Index outlining the relative risk of being hospitalised due to COVID-19.
Press releases • May 12, 2020 11:36 CAT
Online healthy cooking classes, digital meditation sessions and virtual runs in the Kruger. Why not? It could reduce Covid-19 severity.
Press releases • Apr 23, 2020 16:20 CAT
• Discovery Bank is working hard to take care of clients during this difficult time • Discovery Bank is making eating healthy more affordable than ever • Clients get up to 100% back on healthy groceries at Woolworths or Pick n Pay • Clients get up to 75% back on personal care products at Clicks and Dis‑Chem
Supporting Solidarity Fund and other initiatives during COVID-19; Discovery executives heed President’s call to donate part of their salaries
Press releases • Apr 15, 2020 17:11 CAT
In alignment with the example set by the President and his Executive last week, the Discovery Board Chair, Chief Executive and the Discovery Board in its entirety (including both Executive and Non-Executive Directors) will donate a third of their salaries and fees over the next three months to efforts to fight the pandemic.
Free online COVID-19 screening and consultations available to all South Africans through Discovery and Vodacom partnership
Press releases • Apr 01, 2020 14:05 CAT
Discovery and Vodacom have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic. This platform provides easy access for all South Africans to a COVID-19 risk tool, to help understand your personal risk for COVID-19 plus, where needed, to immediately schedule healthcare professional consultations and get advice.
Vitality unlocks additional adjustments to its wellness programme to encourage South Africans to stay healthy and rewarded while at home
Press releases • Mar 27, 2020 13:20 CAT
In support of our President’s call for our nation to heighten collective efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, Discovery Vitality is adjusting its wellness offering to members to encourage healthier choices during this 21-day period.
Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children
Press releases • Mar 05, 2020 11:50 CAT
Global, free-to-enter running competition open to all South Africans launches in Johannesburg, led by Wayde van Niekerk, and around the world in 180 countries. In partnership with UNICEF, Vitality aims to vaccinate one million children against deadly diseases, by donating vaccines on behalf of participants who complete their weekly runs.
Press releases • Feb 27, 2020 14:50 CAT
Johannesburg, South Africa: Joburg’s hippest race – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run promises to get people moving in more ways than one. The race – and after party with live music from SA’s top DJs – is set to light up the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday, 30 May 2020.
Press releases • Feb 20, 2020 10:21 CAT
The Group highlighted results for the period ended 31 December 2019, characterised by substantial investment in new initiatives and a strong performance from the core businesses with the exception of VitalityLife: • Net asset value increased by R1 598 million • Total new business API increased 17% to R11 116 million • Normalised profit from operations decreased 7% to R3 551 million