UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Life have integrated wearable devices from Samsung and Garmin International, Inc., into UnitedHealthcare Motion. UnitedHealthcare Motion is a national wellness program that provides eligible plan participants access to activity trackers and enables them to earn more than $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily walking goals.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport, and the Garmin vívosmart 3, have been integrated and validated with Qualcomm Life’s 2net platform for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. UnitedHealthcare Motion participants who already own one of these devices may be able to use them with the program.
UnitedHealthcare Motion Overview
UnitedHealthcare Motion is available to employers with self-funded and fully insured health plans nationwide. The program enables employees to earn up to $4 per day in financial incentives based on achieving F.I.T. goals:
– Frequency: complete 500 steps within seven minutes six times per day, at least an hour apart;
– Intensity: complete 3,000 steps within 30 minutes; and
– Tenacity: complete 10,000 total steps each day
Availability & Cost
The integrated activity trackers, which are available to plan participants at no additional charge or through upgrade options that enable people to purchase leading activity trackers at preferred prices, have been customized to enable users to see on their wrists how they are tracking against the program’s three daily F.I.T. goals.
All the activity trackers are available to people via a dedicated website that offers device options, including previously available activity trackers from Fitbit and Striiv.
“The enhancements to UnitedHealthcare Motion enable the program to offer companies and their employees more digital health and wellness resources that are personalized, connected and intuitive,” said Sam Ho, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare in a statement. “We are expanding the portfolio of available devices to make UnitedHealthcare Motion more flexible, convenient and consumer friendly.”
Since UnitedHealthcare Motion’s inception, participants have collectively walked more than 130 billion steps and earned more than $19 million in rewards. Among eligible employees, 66 percent registered their devices, with more than two-thirds of those staying active with the program for more than one year.