Subjects: Health Care, Health Service
Pioneering Algorithm Calculates The Number Of Years Individuals Can Expect To Live In Good Health
Research shows that the number of years people are spending in ill health is increasing, primarily due to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, driven by unhealthy lifestyles Experts call for focus on healthspan, the quality of life, alongside lifespan, the quantity of life, citing significant economic and social benefits Pioneering algorithm by Vitality, in collaboration with RAND Europe,
Discovery announces the latest business innovations within the Discovery Health portfolio
Johannesburg, 1 October 2021: Discovery announced the latest business innovations within the Discovery Health portfolio, at its its annual product-update event with financial advisers on 30 September 2021.
“The golden thread running through the various elements we shared with the financial adviser community and media today, was our focus on personalisation of healthcare through digitally-powere
Discovery Health Medical Scheme announces a second year of deferred contribution increases
30 September 2021 - Today Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) announced that it would again the delay the implementation of its annual contribution increases. After delaying the annual contribution increases for 2021 by 6 months to 1 July 2021, the Scheme announced that the annual contribution increases of 7.9% for 2022 would only be implemented from 1 May 2022. This makes Discovery Health Me
Discovery Business Insurance marks Heritage Month with the shortlisting of 7 finalists in Restaurant ReDiscovery competition
23 September 2021 - Discovery Business Insurance together with restaurateur and musician J’Something of Mi Casa, has announced the seven South African restaurants that are all in line win a R25,000 cash injection into their restaurant. On 6 September Discovery Business Insurance launched #RestaurantReDiscovery, inviting restaurant goers to tag their favourite eat out spots on Discovery’s social me
New Discovery Health Diabetes Shared-value programme supports healthcare professionals to curb SA’s diabetes pandemic
Clinical trials and real-world data show that for people who live with diabetes, improving glycaemic (blood sugar) control slows down the rate at which the disease progresses, prevents the onset of serious complications and reduces the overall healthcare cost associated with the condition. Also, according to analysis of data emanating from Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), members living wit
This #HeritageMonth, Discovery Business Insurance marks the occasion by giving South Africa’s home-grown restaurants a boost
Food is a rich part of South Africa’s heritage and Discovery Business Insurance has launched a campaign which celebrates this - #RestaurantReDiscovery.
Joined by restaurateur and popular musician, J’Something of one of SA’s loved local bands, Mi Casa, Discovery Business Insurance is inviting South Africans to rally around the theme of “Re-Discovery” – Re-discovering our roots. Re-discovering o
Ongoing investment in the national vaccination programme with the intention to mandate vaccines for all Discovery employees in SA
Given that global and local data strongly support the safety and efficacy of vaccination, Discovery continues to take a leadership role in driving up national vaccination rates, through its employees, products, and working closely with the National Department of Health on the country’s vaccination roll out.
“In our support of the national vaccination programme, Discovery has established nine v
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 Life clients can now get higher PayBacks if vaccinated against COVID-19
Johannesburg, 29 July 2021 – Discovery Life has announced a ‘first-of-its-kind’ underwriting determinant for the South African life insurance market, stating that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now an additional consideration in determining life insurance premiums and benefits for new clients, effective from the 29th of July 2021.
“Through our premium PayBack reward mechanism, we are off
Discovery Health opens two vaccination sites in KZN
Discovery Health has further expanded its national footprint with the opening of two additional vaccination sites in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), to support the Government-led mass vaccination programme. The two new vaccination sites at Virgin Active in The Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durban and at Park Square in Umhlanga, are modelled on Discovery’s other successful vaccination sites ensuring maximum th
Over 10 000 Road Defects Fixed by the Pothole Patrol
Since its launch in May, steady progress is being made by The Pothole Patrol project, with over 2 500 potholes filled.
Commenting on the journey so far, Anneli Retief, Head of Dialdirect says: “We are pleased with the progress and difference made to date, but road conditions are a lot worse than we thought. We are repairing much bigger, deeper and more severe crevices and holes that occur as
CTICC mass Vaccination Centre of Hope opens on Wednesday 7 July, and will administer 750 000 vaccinations by December
Today, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and Discovery Health conducted an oversight visit at the Cape Town International Convention Centre mass Vaccination Centre of Hope to check on its preparation ahead of its activation tomorrow.
Between July and December this year, this mass vaccination centre is expected to administer over 750 000 vaccinations in Cape Town, playing a cri
Discovery Health’s mass vaccination site at Gallagher Convention Center adds significant capacity to accelerate the national vaccination rollout
JOHANNESBURG 02 July 2021 - Discovery Health is delighted to open its sixth Covid-19 vaccination site to-date at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. With the capacity to deliver 3 800 vaccinations per day to the 3.5 million residents within close proximity of Midrand, the site is one of the largest vaccination centers countrywide and includes more than 48 full-time vaccinators an
Discovery wins at the Efma–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2021
Discovery took home Gold in the Core Insurance Transformation category and Silver in the Global Innovator category at the Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards. The virtual ceremony showcased the best examples of insurance innovations across the globe.
Discovery Insure celebrates 10 years of business and rewards valued at R1 billion paid to clients
June 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of Discovery Insure. 10 years of driving innovation in the industry and 10 years of an ambition to create a nation of great drivers.
Discovery Insure, Dialdirect and City of Joburg partner to fix potholes
Johannesburg, 30 April 2021 – The City of Joburg, Dialdirect Insurance and Discovery Insure today announced the launch of the Pothole Patrol, a partnership to manage the repair of potholes throughout Johannesburg, in a unique data driven initiative designed to make roads safer for all residents.
New Discovery Business Insurance features address the bespoke needs of businesses, with up to 40% savings on premium for managing a fleet well
Discovery Business Insurance has launched four new bespoke products tailored to the specific needs of restaurant owners, healthcare professionals, lawyers and accountants, as well as heavy commercial vehicle operators
Will South Africa experience a third wave of COVID-19 infection? If so, when and how severely?
There is concern that Easter-break related social events - from religious to family gatherings and travel to busy holiday destinations - will fuel COVID-19 super-spreader events and catalyse a third wave of COVID-19 infection. Discovery Health CEO Ryan Noach explains how our personal behaviour, and that of the people around us, will be a large determinant of which scenario our country experiences.
Discovery Vitality launches Vitality mental wellbeing module and rewards; partners with Miss South Africa on awareness campaign
Discovery Vitality is excited to announce the introduction of the mental wellbeing module to Vitality. Members can now track their mindful minutes and sleep goals on partner apps, including Headspace, Calm, The Mindfulness App and buddhify, in the Vitality Active Rewards platform. Members will be rewarded with Discovery Miles for taking proactive steps towards their mental health and wellbeing.