UnitedHealthcare Motion is a new program that's been developed in a collaboration between the UnitedHealth Group and chipmaker Qualcomm. This program is a fusion of wearable technology, telemedicine and health incentives that are meant to get people moving in the right direction about leading healthier lifestyles.
The program makes use of a Trio Tracker in order to help individuals develop a customized wellness program. By walking 10,000 steps, users can earn up to $1.25 daily, or access similar rewards for "intensity" by walking 3,000 steps in just 30 minutes. When employers use this program, participants are eligible to save thousands of dollars each year based on their measured physical activities.
Health insurance companies are not the only ones looking to tie incentives with self-improvement. A number of these twofold insurance plans are popping up from other providers, including car insurance companies that want to reshape driver habits and in the process, contribute to overall road safety.