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Every year we hear of clients who did not reach the Vitality Status they wanted to because they forgot to check up and make sure they did all the tests etc that they needed to do to get to where they want to be.

So as we only have a few months to the end of the year we at FPM though it would be a good time to remind you of all the things you can get points for… Good Luck

Vitality points for each benefit and status

The Vitality Health Check is made up of five measures: blood pressure, blood glucose,  cholesterol, a weight assessment (which includes weight, height and waist circumference) and signing a non-smoker’s declaration.

You can earn up to 22 500 Vitality points depending on how many results are in range. If your results are out of range and you complete the assessment again, you will only be awarded additional Vitality points if your tests are performed at least 90 days apart. This allows sufficient time for you to address your underlying risk factors and take steps towards improving your results.

Colon Cancer Screening for men and women 50 years and older*
2 500 once a year

Bone mass density test**  for women aged 65 and older and men aged 70 and older
2 500 points

Dental check-up
1 000 once a year

Glaucoma screening for members 60 years and older
2 500 once a year

HIV counselling and testing for members 18 years and older
5 000 once a year

Mammograms*** for women 40 years and older
2 500 once a year

Pap smears*** for women between the ages of 16 and 65 years old
2 500 once a year

Vision  test for members 60 years and older
1 000 once a year

 

*      Members who are within the 10 year period of having had a colonoscopy will not receive points for doing a faecal immunochemical test or faecal occult blood test. Please consult your doctor before choosing how you screen for colon cancer. Visit a healthcare provider for a colonoscopy once every ten years. You will earn the points in the year of the screening, and in the following nine years.

**    Bone mass density tests may be done by DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) once every 2 years, and members will earn the points for both years that the test is valid. Please consult your doctor before choosing how you screen for osteoporosis.

***  Visit a healthcare provider for a Pap smear once every three years and for a Mammogram once every two years. You will earn the points in the year of the screening, and in the next year/s.

Overall maximum Vitality fitness points
30 000 per  year

Overall maximum Vitality fitness points for Kids
20 000 per  year

Vitality Fitness Assessment*
Up to 7 500 Vitality points once a year

Vitality High-Performance Fitness Assessment*
A bonus of up to 10 000 Vitality points depending on how fit you are

Maximum points earned for tracking step activity
1 200 per  month

* If you choose to do the assessment more than once in the year you will only be awarded additional Vitality points if your tests are performed at least 90 days apart. This allows sufficient time for you to address your underlying risk factors and take steps towards improving your results.

*   1 000 fitness points threshold. Earn 50 Vitality points for tracking between 5 000 and 9 999 steps in a day or 100 points for a 30+ minute workout where you are able to maintain 60 – 69% of your maximum age-related heart rate. These activities recognise that important first step for many of our members who are just starting out. For this reason, these points will contribute to your weekly Vitality Active Rewards goal, but will be subject to a cap of 1 000 points per year towards your  Vitality Status.

** 2019  Update: You can earn up to 1 200 Vitality points per month towards your Vitality  Status and Vitality  Active  Rewards goal by tracking 10 000+ steps. After the cap is reached in a month, all 10 000+ step activity will continue to count towards Vitality Active Rewards goal.

Note: Points will only be awarded for one fitness activity a day. If you complete more than one fitness activity in a day, then the higher of the activities will be awarded.

The points you earn from your  Vitality Fitness Assessment contribute towards your yearly cap of 30 000 fitness points. The bonus points you earn from your Vitality High-Performance Fitness Assessment don’t contribute towards your yearly cap of 30 000 fitness points.

*    These points contribute to weekly  Vitality Active Rewards goals but are capped at 1 000 points per year towards Vitality Status.

**  2019  Update: Members will earn up to 1 200 Vitality points per month by tracking step activity.  All step activity will continue to count towards Vitality Active Rewards.

HealthyFood items

  • 20 points for each HealthyFood item
  • 20 points deducted for each unhealthy item purchased
    Earn  up to 12 000 Vitality points a year

Learn more about your  eating habits at a dietitian
Up to 1 000 Vitality points

Vaccinations 0 – 2 years
500 points per  vaccination event

Attending antenatal classes for expectant parents
2 000 Vitality points once a year

CPR Course
2 500 Vitality points once a year, for as many years as the certificate is valid

Well Baby  Clinic visits at Clicks or Dis-Chem
Up to 2 500 Vitality points once a year

PLUS earn double points for selected fitness activities and for buying HealthyFood items during pregnancy and until your baby is six months old

Child dependants on their parents’ Vitality policy, younger than 18 years can only earn points for certain benefits.

 

Kids Vitality Health Review Child dependants from birth until  18 years
500 a year

Kids Vitality Health Check Child dependants from birth until  18 years
500 a year

Dental Health Check Child dependants older than two but  younger than 18 years
1 000 a year

Optometry visit Children between three and five years old
1 000 points in a lifetime

Taking part in a parkrun Only for children six years and older
300 Vitality points

Gym partner visits Only for children six years and older
100 Vitality points

Working out with a Vitality linked fitness device Only for children 14 years and older
Up to 300 Vitality points

Vitality  timed race events Only for children 16 years and older
Up to 1 500 Vitality points

 

Kids six years and older can start earning Vitality points for fitness activities. Kids can earn up to 20 000 fitness points a year.

The benefits for child dependants end at 12am (midnight) on the day of their 18th birthday. This means that they cannot use any benefits for child dependants under 18 on the day of their 18th birthday (or anytime afterwards).

Flu vaccination (all Vitality members from the age  of 6 months)
1 000 once a year

Flu vaccination (bonus points for members 60 years and older)
1 000 once a year

HPV vaccinations for members between the ages of  nine and 25 years old
1 000 once in a lifetime once you have completed the full course

Pneumococcal vaccinations for members 65 years and older
1 000 per vaccination once in a lifetime

Shingles vaccinations for members 60 years and older
1 000 once in a lifetime

Vaccinations for children under the age  of two*
500 per vaccination event

Childhood vaccinations for children aged four  to seven**
1 000 once in a lifetime

Meningococcal conjugate vaccination for children aged 11 to 12
500 Vitality points once in a lifetime

Meningococcal conjugate vaccination (Booster dose) for children aged 16
500 Vitality points once in a lifetime

*   Please send us proof of the vaccination once your child has received the vaccination and before your child’s second birthday to earn Vitality points. You can  upload the proof on https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/claim-vitality-points

** All children on Vitality who are between four and seven years old will earn Vitality points for having the five repeat vaccinations.

When a child dependant turns 18 during any month of the year, the Vitality status points threshold for the family will only increase in the January after the dependant’s 18th birthday.

Terms and conditions apply. If you have any questions or need more information and a set of the full Vitality rules, please check the website.

Find out more

If you have any questions or need more information about Vitality points and status, go to www.discovery.co.za. You will also find a full set of Vitality rules. If, for any reason, there is a conflict between rules in this benefit guide and the Vitality Main Rules – the Vitality Main Rules will apply at all times.

Stay  in touch

If you have any questions or need more information about this benefit, please visit www.discovery.co.za

Keep up to date with the latest news from Vitality: visit www.discovery.co.za, download the Discovery app, follow Discovery Vitality on

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice. Errors and omissions excepted. (E&OE)