September 19, 2015

AND ONCE WE HAVE NATIONAL HSAs...:

Health insurers eye higher costs for the 'lazy' (The Local,  07 Sep 2015)

Swiss health insurers could demand higher premiums from customers who live sedentary lifestyles under plans to monitor people's health through wearable digital fitness devices.

CSS, one of Switzerland's biggest health insurers, said on Saturday it had received a "very positive" response so far to its pilot project, launched in July, which is monitoring its customers' daily movements.

The MyStep project, developed in conjunction with the University of St Gallen and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, is using digital pedometers to track the number of steps taken by 2,000 volunteers until the end of the year, synchronizing that data with an online portal on the CSS website.

The project, the first of its kind in Europe by an insurer, "should reveal whether and how insurance companies can introduce an appropriate offer tailored to customers' needs," Volker Schmidt, head of technology at CSS, said in a statement.


...we can just increase our contribution to yours for being active.

Posted by at September 19, 2015 7:54 AM
  

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