New UnitedHealthcare-Apple Watch program pays clients for walking


New UnitedHealthcare-Apple Watch program pays clients for walking

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UnitedHealthcare has integrated Apple Watch into its digital wellness program, which will enable its plan participants to earn up to $1,000 per year by meeting their daily walking goals.

According to the company, the program is aimed at improving the overall health of its members by encouraging them to walk and remain active.

Apple Watch will be available to eligible members through UnitedHealthcare Motion and will enable them to see how they are tracking against the program’s daily fitness goals, helping integrate physical activity and engagement with their health plan.

“UnitedHealthcare Motion is part of our consumer-focused strategy that is driving toward a simple, integrated, mobile-centric ecosystem that delivers value to consumers,” said Steve Nelson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare.

“Smart watches and activity trackers stand alongside transparency in physician selection and medical costs, easy virtual visits with health care professionals, and digital coaching and online wellness programs, all of which are designed to support consumers in enhancing their health and improving how they navigate the health care system.”

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