Aetna will help cover the cost of customers’ Apple Watches

The Apple Watch for health! How a healthcare provider subsidizes the Apple Watch. It makes sense!


Aetna just threw in with Apple in a big way. The healthcare provider announced a number of different iOS-only apps aimed at quantifying wellness and streamlining the healthcare management process that are set to arrive early next year.
It’s also investing a ton in the Apple Watch, providing the wearable for all of its 50,000 or so employees (who are, naturally, enrolled in its own healthcare offerings) and offering a “significant” subsidy for customers during an upcoming enrollment period. The watch will be tied into Aetna’s wellness reimbursement plan, offering cash back based on customer activity levels.
The move makes Aetna the first major healthcare provide to offer a deal on this scale. Apple, naturally, is pleased. Here’s Tim Cook on the deal, “Aetna’s new initiatives will be a powerful force toward creating better customer experiences in health care, and we look forward to working with Aetna to make them successful.”
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