Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

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    Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    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,
    healthy lives."


    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.


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    rationaltime

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    Now the AW can take another bite out of Fitbit's pie.

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    Investing. Apple's implicit goal might be to eliminate the fitbit like devices are in the medium term?

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    I dunno. In the comments of one article I read, people less than happy with Aetna have fears that this is a great way for the company to track and monitor them. Are you worried about your health insurance denying you something because of something your watch tracked? Could be a valid privacy concern.

    I’d jump on the chance for my health insurance to pay for my watch, but only if I could opt out of using the company’s health tracking app.

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    Aetna is likely to be tracking you, which I would pass on.

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    Im sure they are tracking us, they want to know how much we move to see if they need to adjust deductibles or not.

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    Re: Aetna Launches New Customer Program featuring Apple Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    Aetna is likely to be tracking you, which I would pass on.
    lol..they already know you..from your doctor visits and copay..they know if you are risk or not.

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