How Fitness Tracking Devices Could Affect Insurance
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 505 , Segment 2
Episode: Latin American Corruption, Self-Reflection, Syria
- Mar 9, 2017
- 14:01 mins
Guest: Andrew Boyd, Professor of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago Lots of employers and fitness clubs sponsor contests around how much activity you can log on your Fitbit or other wearable device. Now, a major health insurer is getting in on the action: people on some of United Healthcare’s insurance plans can earn up to $1,500 credit toward their health expenses by hitting certain milestones on their fitness tracker. But, could giving all that data about your daily activity to an insurance company backfire on you?