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How to join Discovery Vitality

Discovery Vitality y was designed as a smart way to encourage Discovery Health members to stay healthy through a series of special wellness and lifestyle incentives. Of course it’s in Discovery’s interest to have healthier members so they decided to extend the benefit to those on Discovery Life too. The great thing about this is you can now get all the savings to cover your premiums and enjoy peace of mind from top class Discovery Life cover at the same time.

How does vitality work?

The levels

The Vitality programme is based on a levels system. Upon joining, all Vitality members are initially on Blue Vitality status. As you earn more points, you move up to higher levels. These are Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond Vitality.

If you don’t earn enough points to maintain a certain status, you will lose it and be downgraded to the relevant status at the start of the new calendar year – according to the amount of points you have earned.

How do I earn points?

You can earn points via any of the following methods:

  • Complete annual health assessments on the Discovery website.
  • Go for annual health checks like checking your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • You get points for doing an HIV test, having a pap smear and getting a dental check-up
    Complete a first-aid training course.
  • You can earn 100 points a day for visiting one of the fitness partners (gyms).
    You can earn 300 points for every parkrun event that you complete.
  • You can earn points by tracking your steps and activity with a FitBit, FitBug, Garmin, Jawbone, Apple Health App, Moves App, RunKeeper or the Strava App.
  • Complete running, cycling, swimming or canoeing races.
  • You can earn 20 points for each HealthyFood item that you purchase from….Important to remember – you also lose 20 points for every unhealthy food item you buy.
  • Earn points for losing weight on the Weigh-Less or Weight Watchers S.A. programme.

What benefits do I get as a Vitality member?

Should you meet the criteria to join Vitality, you can activate the programme by paying a monthly contribution of R199 for the main member. Additional costs apply for dependents.

Being a member of the Vitality programme will give you access to the benefits laid out in the graph below:

What does Vitality cost?
Vitality membership starts at just R199 a month for a single member up to R269 a month for a family.What will a Discovery Life policy cost?
Discovery Life plans start from as little as R200 per month, while policies that include Vitality membership begin at R549 per month. Precise cover is based on factors like age, occupation and education. Just give us a few basic details and we’ll create a quote for you.

What do I get from a Discovery Life policy?
As well as great peace-of-mind with life cover from an established and award-winning insurer, you may also be eligible for cover on accident and serious illness as well as entitlement to join Vitality.