The ideas and
beliefs that shaped
A partnership for life -
from acquiring your first life policy
to managing your wealth
We strongly believe that everyone, not just those of high net worth and income, should have access to financial advice and education.
The founders of U Covered Gerhard and Herman Maree (father and son) started building the Discovery Group Consultancy with this idea at its core.
Today, we provide our services to professionals, business executives, doctors, attorneys etc. via U Covered Financial Advisors and U Covered Business Insurance while remaining true to our commitment of serving everyone through U Covered Direct.
The path to financial success is both personal and suited to you alone, but this does not mean that you must take the journey by yourself. The way we build and manage client relationships at U Covered further reflects our values. We view this relationship as a partnership and not just a business contact.
Consistent with our mission to democratize financial services, we are committed to both bring about change and adapting to change. The way people work in the future will impact the way the financial services industry needs to serve them. As recent events shape future needs, we evolve to provide financial services that meet these changing needs.
U Covered is currently ranked among the top five best performing group consultancies in Discovery.
Our core values
“We understand the person, not the problem”
To provide a professional service of the highest standard and offer appropriate insurance solutions that will translate into meeting our clients needs.
“We believe in the power of community not the glory of individuals”
To make a positive impact in communities where we live and work. To change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.
“We see what a person can be, not what they are”
To maintain a well-qualified and efficient staff compliment through good remuneration packages, pleasant working conditions, recognition, excellent resources and efficient leadership.
“We exist to create progress, not only profit”
Our promise is to deliver value before profit.
Gerhard boasts an illustrious career in financial services that spans more than 30 years.
His career highlights include the founding of Assupol Life, Chief Executive at Sanlam and founding member of Discovery Financial Advisor Group | U-Covered.
Recognized for the ability to create, develop and implement successful products, marketing and distribution strategies and rapid growth of successful multi-divisional financial services companies.
Gerhard has extensive executive management experience with superb leadership skills and proven track record in the financial service industry.
An individual whose personal philosophy and values have enabled him to succeed and inspire others.
Herman began his financial services career in 2006. He went on to work as at various insurance giants such as Momentum, Outsurance and Liberty Life over the years.
Herman is currently the Managing Director and Key Individual of U-Covered (A Juristic Representative of the Discovery Group) and has been awarded the Discovery Platinum Prestige Award for 2017.
Herman has obtained the necessary experience and qualifications required by Discovery & the Financial Services Board to become a Key Individual and Managing Director for U Covered Insurance Solutions.
To build the finest broker house in the Discovery Group by offering the highest quality of customer service, sensitive to and shaped by the needs and preferences of our clients.
We believe that everyone, not just those of high net worth and income, should have access to professional financial advice.