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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.

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.

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

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

Stay healthy this winter with Uber and Discovery Health

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 11:18 CAT

The flu season is almost here and Discovery Health has once again partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem to make it more convenient for South Africans to get vaccinated. On 2 May 2019, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but nurses with flu vaccinations will be available to administer flu shots.

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction in 2017

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction in 2017

Press releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 13:29 CAT

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction. In 2017 we will be introducing the updated version of the Discovery Health Journalism Awards. Don’t miss this opportunity that change can bring

​Discovery Health and Netcare 911 offer free counselling for Wits staff

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 10:44 CAT

The commitment and contribution of Wits staff members during the recent difficult period have been exceptional. Staff did; however, voice the need for counselling following these events. From 15 to 17 November 2016, Wits joined hands with Discovery Health and Netcare 911 to offer free counselling to staff members who indicated a need.

​Financial Intermediaries Association gives Discovery top honours

​Financial Intermediaries Association gives Discovery top honours

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 11:28 CAT

Discovery walked away the winner in two categories of the 2016 FIA Awards. Discovery Life, for the seventh time overall and the fourth year in a row, took top honours as the Long Term Insurance Product Supplier of the Year – Risk, while Discovery Health was selected the Healthcare Product Supplier of the Year for the 8th time since these awards were announced.

Discovery, Uber and Dis-Chem partner to deliver flu vaccines

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 13:16 CAT

For a second year in a row, Discovery has partnered with Uber, to bring flu vaccines to selected areas of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. You can order a flu vaccine and have it delivered to your doorstep for only R100 using the Uber app on your smartphone.

Discovery Health response on cover for motor vehicle accidents and claims from the Road Accident Fund

Discovery Health response on cover for motor vehicle accidents and claims from the Road Accident Fund

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 15:12 CAT

In response to inaccurate statements being shared on social media regarding how Discovery Health Medical Scheme pays claims for motor vehicle accidents and refunds from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), we would like to provide the correct information.

Discovery announces health journalists taking top honours in the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Discovery announces health journalists taking top honours in the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Press releases   •   May 28, 2015 12:26 CAT

Discovery announced the Discovery Journalist of the Year as well as winners in each category of the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards at a gala event tonight in Sandton.

National Department of Health and Discovery Health partner to recognise leaders in nursing excellence in the public and private sectors

National Department of Health and Discovery Health partner to recognise leaders in nursing excellence in the public and private sectors

Press releases   •   May 12, 2015 10:46 CAT

Discovery today announced a new partnership with the National Department of Health (NDoH) to recognise and reward leaders in nursing excellence in the public and private sectors.The announcement was made on International Nurse’s Day.

Team Vitality Cycling – the new premier cycling club in South Africa

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2015 12:25 CAT

Discovery Vitality and Club100 have announced a strategic partnership that will see Club100’s extensive experience in managing cycling clubs across the country combine forces with Discovery Vitality’s expertise in encouraging people to get active and prioritise their health.

Discovery wins two prestigious FIA Awards

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 22:21 CAT

Discovery has succeeded in winning awards in two categories at this year’s Financial Intermediary Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Awards. Discovery Life took the honours in the category Long-term Insurance Product Supplier of the Year – Risk Products and Discovery Health was named Product Supplier of the year – Healthcare.

Discovery posts excellent results; repeatable business model continues to yield strong growth

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 11:00 CAT

News release from Discovery Limited – 20 February. Discovery Limited today presented a strong set of financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to the analyst and investor community.

Discovery Health Journalism Awards introduces a brand new award!

Discovery Health Journalism Awards introduces a brand new award!

Press releases   •   Feb 03, 2014 15:15 CAT

Our brand new award category, the Discovery Foundation Nation-builder Award, aims to acknowledge the positive coverage of work done by healthcare professionals or organisations in the public healthcare sector.

Discovery Health Sports Heroes raise awareness for AIDS in the Western Cape

Discovery Health Sports Heroes raise awareness for AIDS in the Western Cape

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2013 13:44 CAT

This year, the Discovery Health Sport Heroes Walk Against AIDS (DHSHWAA) will commence in Van Rynsdorp in South Africa on 18 November 2013 and culminate in Khayelitsha on 1 December, World AIDS Day...

Discovery Health receives R1 million for sustainable job creation

Discovery Health receives R1 million for sustainable job creation

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2012 12:38 CAT

Discovery Health has recently been awarded R1 million by the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Metro as a result of the investment that the company has made in the Metro by opening its Health Service Centre in the Coega Industrial Development Zone in November 2011.

Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality enhance 2013 benefits to meet members’ growing health needs

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2012 11:03 CAT

Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality today announced their key strategic focus areas for 2013, which build on the excellent performance of Discovery Health and the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) over the past few years.

Discovery Health launches HealthID ™ – A revolution in electronic health records in SA
Discovery Health response: Allied and Therapeutic Benefit for 2012

Discovery Health response: Allied and Therapeutic Benefit for 2012

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2012 15:22 CAT

Managing the “abuse factor”: Member X from Johannesburg spent over R200 000 on allied health benefits last year. The principal member and her youngest child visited their physiotherapist more than 200 times for muscular pain, and her eldest child saw an occupational therapist 156 times for hand-grip function and co-ordination skills.