Discovery Group partners with US insurance giant

JOHANNESBURG – Discovery has announced that they have entered into a partnership with one of the United States’ largest life insurers, John Hancock.

In a statement on Wednesday, Discovery said the partnership would see the extension of their pioneering Vitality programme to John Hancock customers.
 
The Vitality programme already has an existing presence in the US, with 700 000 members across 50 states who participate on a a standalone basis through large corporates.
 
“Discovery and John Hancock share a commitment to improving the lives of our customers and, with more than 150 years of experience and a history of innovation, John Hancock is the perfect partner to help expand the solution that’s at the centre of Discovery’s shared-value insurance model in the US,” said Chief Executive of Discovery, Adrian Gore.
 
Discovery said recent research conducted in South Africa showed that Vitality incentives had a positive and measurable impact towards improving healthy lifestyle choices and the programme was closely linked to the tendency to undertake a preventive measures against potentially life threatening non-communicable diseases.
 
Discovery has health and wellness offerings through its medical aid and vitality, insurance and financial services products.

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