Discovery Health Enhancements 2019

Discovery Health Enhancements 2019


It’s that time of the year where all medical schemes are launching their 2019 benefits and contribution increases.

Herewith a few updates and exciting changes for your perusal! In 2019 Discovery will balance the increasing demand for and supply of healthcare services against the need to maintain competitive contributions and enhance benefits for members.

2019 Contribution Increase

The 2019 weighted contribution increase for Discovery Health medical scheme is 9.2% which includes the 1% for the 2018 VAT increase.

  • Executive, Comprehensive and Coastal Saver – 9.9%
  • Priority, Saver, Smart and Core – 8.9%
  • KeyCare – 6.9%

2019 Contribution Increase

The 2019 weighted contribution increase for Discovery Health medical scheme is 9.2% which includes the 1% for the 2018 VAT increase.

  • Executive, Comprehensive and Coastal Saver – 9.9%
  • Priority, Saver, Smart and Core – 8.9%
  • KeyCare – 6.9%

In 2019 Discovery will aim to make members with chronic conditions healthier!

Introducing Cardio Care – members diagnosed with hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and ischaemic heart disease can register on Cardio Care through their Premier Plus GP for an annual cardiovascular assessment.

Introducing Mental Health – In 2019 a Premier Plus GP can enroll members with major depression on the Mental Health Care programme, based on defined clinical entry criteria which include an extended consultation with a Premier Plus GP, prescribed medication for episodes of major depression, including for plans where major depression is not covered as a chronic condition.

Diabetes care – Nurse Educator programme will be introduced to support the Premier Plus GPs with the effective monitoring and management of members with diabetes on the Diabetes Care programme.

Significant changes to the KeyCare Range

The KeyCare series has been restructured for 2019 to maintain affordable access for members through the KeyCare series.

The changes aim to maintain benefits for members with significant healthcare needs on KeyCare Plus and KeyCare Core, while retaining affordable access to private healthcare through the KeyCare Start.

KeyCare Access has been renamed KeyCare Start, with a redefined benefit structure that includes unlimited GP visits at a KeyCare Smart GP, 2 out of network visits, acute medication, 2 specialist visits, formula driven radiology and pathology, defined conservative dentistry. Unlimited cover for admissions in the member’s chosen KeyCare Start network hospital. Cover for Chronic, Oncology and renal dialysis through a State facility.

The income bands below R13050.00 per month for KeyCare Plus and Core have been consolidated.

Oncology Care Enhancements

Enhanced cover for members with cancer providing unlimited cover for defined treatment and access to innovative oncology medicines.
Read more…

Vitality 2019

More rewards more often – play the new Vitality Active Rewards 2.0 gameboard to earn Vitality rewards points. Introducing Healthy dining with up to 25% cash back with Col’cacchio, Ocean Basket, Nandos and various more. Enhancements to Healthy Gear and Device Booster

Join Vitality till the end of the year and only pay R799.00 gym joining fee or choose a R500.00 Woolworths or Pick ‘n Pay voucher to spend. Read more…

Verso Health would like to assist you, as the employer or the individual, to make your life healthier and care-free.

We invite you to make use of our time for your annual review and hassle-free assistance.

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