UnitedHealthCare is looking to give subscribers a free Apple Watch Series 3 as an incentive in their digital wellness program. The news was first reported by CNET.
Announced earlier this week at the HIMSS health conference in Las Vegas, the Apple Watch incentive will be available after meeting specific goals. Users can then earn up to $1,000 per year for medical expenses:
After paying tax and shipping, anyone enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Motion can get an Apple Watch Series 3 and have the option to apply earnings from the program toward buying the device. After that, their earnings are deposited into their health savings account or health reimbursement account to help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses.
The goals definitely sound reasonable. All of the targets are tracked in the UnitedHealthcare Motion iPhone app that is integrated with the Health app:
The program’s walking goals are centered around frequency (walking 500 steps within seven minutes six times per day, at least an hour apart), intensity (3,000 steps within 30 minutes) and tenacity (10,000 total steps each day). If participants meet these daily goals, they can own the watch in six months.
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