Current Trends – Leveraging Activity Data

Big names like United Health, Kaiser Foundation Group, Humana Group and Aetna, along with self-insured employers — access to data to help them create more detailed risk profiles on insured workforces and put a lid on ever-rising costs.

While this trend is no big surprise, there is still one huge gap; the roughly 75 percent of the workday that 78 million desk-bound workers spend at their desk. StandLogix can change just that.

THIS COMPANY SAVED $300K ON INSURANCE BY GIVING EMPLOYEES FITBITS

Appirio cut a significant chunk from its insurance bill by leveraging FitBit activity data. “When our insurance renewal came up for 2014, they shaved 5 percent off our renewal.” said Shannon Daly, vice president of HR Operations for Appirio.

Five percent translates to $280,000 for Appirio, a consulting company that builds cloud projects for business customers.

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UNITEDHEALTHCARE MOTION™,ENABLES EMPLOYEES TO EARN UP TO $1,460 PER YEAR

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Collaborate to Launch New Wellness Program That Links Financial Incentives with the Use of Wearable Devices.

UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a new wellness program that provides employees with wearable devices at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,460 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

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AETNA WILL BE THE FIRST MAJOR HEALTH CARE COMPANY TO SUBSIDIZE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE APPLE WATCH COST

"That's useful information for an insurer to have." "Data like that could be used to adjust insurance premiums, push new products and services in a more tailored way to individuals and for medical purposes, said Roeen Roashan, a senior analyst for digital health at IHS Markit. 

"Knowing how people sleep, breathe, stay active is good to know for providers," Roashan said.  

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WEARABLE TECH IS PLUGGING INTO HEALTH INSURANCE

Big names like United Health, Kaiser Foundation Group, Humana Group and Aetna, along with self-insured employers — access to data to help them create more detailed risk profiles on insured workforces and put a lid on ever-rising costs.