The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on health and mortality
While the worst appears to be behind us in terms of the climbing infections, high death rates and the economic impact of the global coronavirus outbreak, deaths due to cardio-metabolic (heart and nervous system) and cancer-related conditions are now strikingly high in this post-COVID world. This is according to annual Group Risk claims data released by Discovery Employee Benefits.
More health, more years, more life
Discovery Life paid out more than R1 billion to date in cash rewards to clients for leading healthy lifestyles, of which more than R400 million was paid out in 2014. Encouraging and rewarding healthy living is the cornerstone of Discovery’s insurance offering.
Discovery Life’s annual claims experience reaffirms the need for comprehensive life, severe illness and disability cover
Discovery Life paid out close to R2 billion in claims to South Africans or their estates in 2013, and more than R10.3 billion to date since Discovery Life was established in 2000.