Subjects: Annual and interim reports
Discovery delivers strong operating performance during the pandemic and continued evolution of the Shared-value Insurance model
Johannesburg, 2 September 2021 – Adrian Gore, Discovery Group Chief Executive, today presented the Group’s full-year results for the period ended 30 June 2021 to the analyst community. Discovery posted a strong operating performance across the all businesses, despite the ongoing challenge of the COVID-19 environment which manifested in a far higher COVID-19-related mortality in South Africa, compa
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.
Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association
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.
2019 Discovery Life claims insights and COVID-19 trends
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
Discovery Bank offers locked-in interest rate on savings
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
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.
Discovery Business Insurance updates address the changing needs of SMEs
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.
Discovery Insure and Motus Financial Services partner on new warranty product
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.
Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives
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
Discovery reports full-year results: emphasises strategy for continued investment
Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, announces the performance of the Discovery Group for the year ended 30 June 2019.
Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018
Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, shared the interim earnings and performance highlights of the Discovery Group for the six months ended 31 December 2017 with analysts.
Discovery’s shared-value insurance business model and organic growth approach drive continued strong performance
Interim financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2016 • Normalised profit from operations up 13% to R3 412 million • Headline earnings up 14% to R2 023 million • Normalised headline earnings up 3% to R2 184 million • New business growth up 15% to R8 245 million