UnitedHealthcare, an insurance provider, has launched a new employer-sponsored well-being program “UnitedHealthcare Rewards” for owners of activity trackers like Apple Watch And iPhone to earn up to $1000 cash per year by completing daily health goals and activities.
The company says that out of 90% of employees with access to well-being programs through their employers, only 23% use them. Therefore, it has launched the new UnitedHealthcare Rewards to encourage people to focus on healthy activities.
How Apple Watch and iPhone users can enroll in UnitedHealthcare Rewards program
The new UnitedHealthcare Rewards is available to select employers with fully insured plans for members to earn up to $1000 cash annually. Eligible members only need a compatible activity tracker, a smartwatch like the Apple Watch, or a smartphone like an iPhone to complete the following activities daily:
- Achieve 5,000 steps or more each day
- Complete 15 minutes or more of activity per day
- Track sleep for 14 nights
- Get a biometric screening
- Complete a health survey
- Select paperless billing
- Additional qualifying activities will be added throughout the year
Members can add the earned cash to a prepaid debit card or deposit it into a health saving account to cover medical costs. Brandon Cuevas, chief growth officer, UnitedHealthcare said:
“UnitedHealthcare Rewards is a more modern approach to employer-sponsored well-being programs, leveraging gamification elements and giving members the opportunity to earn incentives for any number of activities that may promote health. UnitedHealthcare Rewards can be a key step in helping more of our members get and stay healthy, prevent or more effectively manage chronic conditions and, ultimately, make health care more affordable for individuals and employers.”
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