Aetna is an insurance company based in the US.
Sep. 27, 2016
"Aetna will make Apple Watch available to select large employers and individual
customers during open enrollment season, and Aetna will be the first major health
care company to subsidize a significant portion of the Apple Watch cost, offering
monthly payroll deductions to make covering the remaining cost easier.
In addition to the customer program, Aetna will provide Apple Watch at no cost
to its own nearly 50,000 employees, who will participate in the company’s
wellness reimbursement program, to encourage them to live more productive,
How is the Apple Watch used in this program?
"Aetna’s iOS-exclusive health apps will aim to simplify the healthcare process
through a number of features, including:
+ Care management and wellness, to help guide consumers through health
events like a new diagnosis or prescription medication with user-driven support
from nurses and people with similar conditions.
+ Medication adherence, to help consumers remember to take their medications,
easily order refills and connect with their doctor if they need a different treatment
through their Apple Watch or iPhone.
+ Integration with Apple Wallet, allowing consumers to check their deductible
and pay a bill.
+ Personalized health plan on-boarding, information, messaging and decision
support to help Aetna members understand and make the most of their benefits.
Aetna’s solutions will be available in early 2017."
You can read the entire announcement posted on the Aetna web site and
on business wire.