Subjects: Health Care, Health Service
Discovery Life continues to have a positive impact on clients, with over R11.7 billion claims paid in 2021
A total of R11.79 billion was paid out in claims by Discovery Life in the 2021 calendar year including individual and Group Life clients, as released this morning in the annual claims review. A total of R9.1 billion was paid through over 10,000 Individual Life claims during the year.
Discovery Insure and Advanced EMS launch private firefighting initiative in Johannesburg to handle fire-related emergencies
Sandton, Johannesburg - A fire occurs in Johannesburg every six hours, according to data from the Fire Protection Association of South Africa. With the risk of fires increasing during the winter season, Discovery Insure this morning launched the Discovery Fire Force project in Johannesburg, a unique solution aimed at protecting Discovery Insure clients in the metropolitan area from the devastatin
Discovery Vitality launches HealthyBaby, to give members 10% to 50% back on baby, toddler and children’s products
Discovery Vitality has launched its new HealthyBaby benefit to make baby, toddler and children’s essentials – as well as premium items – more affordable, giving members 10% to 50% back at Dis-Chem Baby City, BabiesRUs and ToysRUs.
New KeyCare Start Regional medical aid option embraces shift towards affordable healthcare, featuring access to cutting-edge healthcare technologies and partnerships
Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) has introduced a first-of-its-kind, regional medical aid option called KeyCare Start Regional, which is the most affordable option in the extensive range of DHMS plan types.
“The new option, developed in partnership with Mediclinic and Intercare, provides benefits for a full suite of day-to-day healthcare and in-hospital treatment through region-specific p
One year on: More than 100 000 potholes repaired and counting
Over 100,000 potholes repaired by The Pothole Patrol in one year. Over 4400 potholes reported in Sandton alone. Roodepoort given the unfortunate crown of area with the most potholes. William Nicol labelled as the most treacherous road in Joburg and to celebrate The Pothole Patrol’s one-year anniversary, as well as to commemorate the UN Global Road Safety Week which
Getting a flu vaccination in 2022 is a very good idea. Here's why.
This flu season, for the third year in a row, we face the risk of getting flu (caused by Influenza viruses) and COVID-19 (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) at the same time.
Flu and COVID-19 are different illnesses. They are however both spread through respiratory droplets, which the body releases when we talk, cough or sneeze. And, some people can get very sick from either virus, or both.
Discovery Health Medical Scheme offers members the first and only Shari’ah Compliant arrangement in the medical scheme space
25 April 2022
From 06 May 2022, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members will be able to elect to have their health plan administered in accordance with principles of Shari’ah. Should a member opt for this option, the effective date in which their medical plan will be administered in accordance with the Shari’ah principals is 01 June 2022
DHMS is introducing the first Shari’ah compl
Paymenow adds PEP, NetcarePlus and Discovery Health to its value-added service offering
Johannesburg, 21 April 2022: Earned wage access company, Paymenow has broadened its value-added service offering to further ease the impact of consumer price inflation on cash-strapped South African workers. Along with providing access to earned wages before payday to allow employees to handle financial emergencies and avoid taking on unnecessary debt, Paymenow now offers direct access to affordab
The Science of Vitality – 25 years of driving positive behaviour change, and as relevant as ever
Discovery Vitality releases The Science of Vitality journal, highlighting the data, science and insights behind the global wellness and behaviour change programme, born in South Africa, now making 20 million people healthier in 37 countries
Johannesburg |24 March 2022
What if there was a way to make people live longer, healthier, happier lives and reward them for taking steps towards their
Prevent the silent onset of chronic kidney disease. Here’s how.
Kidney disease is an irreversible illness that affects 10% of people across the world, and up to 1 in 8 people in South Africa. This World Kidney Day – on 10 March – let’s really appreciate these vital organs and make sure we’re living in a way that promotes our kidney health.
“By the time most people become aware that their kidneys are failing, they will already have lost 50% of their kidney
Insuring against power surges can help cover damaged appliances especially during load shedding - Discovery Insure
When power returns after load shedding, households may experience a surge of current to their plugged-in appliances and this could cause serious damage. The appliances may even be irreparable following a serious spike in current.
Head of Strategy at Discovery Insure, Kgodiso Mokonyane says: “Recent Discovery Insure claims data reveals that clients are between 2.08 and 2.3 times more likely to
The most common severe illness amongst South African women is cancer – Discovery Life claims data
Today Discovery Life revealed that, according to its latest claims data, cancer is the most common severe illness in South Africa for women.
Issued on International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), Discovery Life highlighted key issues surrounding women’s health, and what interventions can be made to ensure improved outcomes.
Second to cancer, the claims data found that nervous system and cardio
MyHealthTeam and Discovery Health partner to launch myCOVIDteam, a secure social network for people who have COVID-19 or Long COVID
SAN FRANCISCO – 01 March, 2022 --MyHealthTeam, creator of the largest and fastest-growing social networks for people facing chronic health conditions, today announced its partnership with South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, Discovery Health, to launch myCOVIDteam, a social network - also known as an online patient community - for people facing acute or long-haul symptoms
Discovery delivers strong half-year financial performance; accelerating its growth trajectory
Discovery's interim financial results for the period 31 December 2021 are characterised by resilience, accelerated growth and continued success of the shared-value model.
Budget Speech 2022 Insights and Commentary from Discovery
Executives provide comments and snippets following Minister Enoch Godongwana’s National Budget Speech on Wednesday 23 February 2022
Behind the scenes in the drive to vaccinate the nation: collaboratively working to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives
“The COVID-19 vaccination programme has truly been a matter of life and death.”
“We needed to have a single, integrated, co-ordinated approach if South Africa was going to be effective and impactful in our efforts to tackle this pandemic.”
In January 2022, Discovery celebrated a significant milestone - one million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its nine vaccination sites. Set up
Discovery and AIA to establish a pan-Asian health InsurTech business
Discovery and AIA announce the formation of a pan-Asian health InsurTech business. Amplify Health is a new digital health technology and integrated solutions business that will deploy a range of health technology assets, proprietary data analytics and extensive health expertise to AIA’s insurance businesses and other third-party clients across Asia.
Vitality Health International introduces Vitality rewards across Africa
On 1 January 2022, Vitality Health International (VHI), a division of Discovery Group that is responsible for its international health insurance initiatives, launched its Shared-value health insurance product offering in several African countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Zambia. Employers who operate in these countries can now offer their employees acces
Discovery Health presents to Parliament: Support for NHI structural reform through a blended funding model and public-private partnership
On 25 January, Discovery Health presented inputs on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health. These included a workable, blended-funding model aimed at sustainably achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The presentations were made by:
Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba – Chairman of Discovery Health and Group Executive Director Dr Ryan Noach – Discov
Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest private health insurance administrator, releases at-scale, real-world analysis of Omicron outbreak based on 211 000 COVID-19 test results in South Africa, including collaboration with the South Africa
Johannesburg, 14 December 2021
Vaccine effectiveness: o The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination provides 70% protection against severe complications of COVID-19 requiring hospitalisation, and 33% protection against COVID-19 infection, during the current Omicron wave. Reinfection risk: For individuals who have had COVID-19 previously, the risk of reinfection with Omicron is