White Paper: Wearable Technology in Life Insurance
For insurers to effectively utilize wearable technology, it is important to understand the metrics captured by devices. Insurers must also be mindful of regulations, set reasonable expectations, and balance the risk and rewards of new developments.This white paper summarizes the considerations.
A Life Insurance Company Wants to Track your Fitness Data
A company using what seems like a fun smartphone game to get you to walk more might be a slippery slope. With access to all that data, what will a big corporation ultimately do with it? This is still new, so the implications are murky.
John Hancock Will Only Sell Interactive Life Insurance with Fitness Data Tracking
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.
Don’t Share Your Health Data with Insurance Companies Just for the Perks
Insurers are today capable of and are, in fact, gathering ever-more-detailed information about us, using publicly available and purchasable information like shopping records, household details, and social-media profiles to inform decisions.
Wearable Technology in Life Insurance: Knowledge Is Power
Wearable technology has the potential to transform the life insurance industry by empowering insurers and insureds alike with valuable health knowledge.
How Wearables can ‘Transform’ the Public Perception of Insurers
Matthew Edwards, head of mortality and longevity in Willis Towers Watson’s life insurance practice, (pictured below) explains why wearable technology presents a fascinating opportunity for insurers, and related sectors such as the private health sector.
New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose New Consumer and Privacy Risks
Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy.
Wearable Wellness: Five Quick Takeaways from RGA’s Fitness Tracker Study
In 2016, RGA conducted an anonymous study among its employees and their friends and family to explore wearable fitness trackers’ potential application for insurance product development. The study included around 1,000 participants from 23 countries and was conducted over 12 weeks using five tracking devices.
John Hancock Looks to Expand Reach of Vitality
A year after launching John Hancock Vitality, the life insurance giant has begun expanding the reach of its connected-health product to further engage with customers.
Why Gamification Matters to Life Insurers
Among the many changes and innovations happening in the insurance industry today, gamification is surely one of the more interesting. At the nexus of trends ranging from behavioral science and social networking to the Internet of Things and wearable tech, gamification is serving as a powerful lever for insurers seeking to enrich digital experiences and adopt new customer-centric business models, such as pay-as-you-live offerings.