Aetna Health Insurer Launches App to Track Healthy Behaviors

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Aetna is launching an app to help its customers stay fit and healthy. The app, Carepass, gives users access to a number of different healthy options including tips on how to reach your weight goal, data integration from fitness devices like Fitbit, or find local doctors using a quick diagnosis through Aetna-owned iTriage.

According to Mobihealthnews, the number of partner apps at launch was staggering:

MapMyFitness, LoseIt, RunKeeper, Fooducate, Jawbone, Fitbit, fatsecret, Withings, breathresearch (makers of MyBreath), Zipongo, BodyMedia, Active, Goodchime!, MoxieFit, Passage, FitSync, FitBug, BettrLife, Thryve, SparkPeople, HealthSpark, NetPulse, Earndit, FoodEssentials, Personal.com, Healthline, and GoodRx.


The app will eventually open a portal for employers to gain anonymous data collection from their employees for healthy promotions. Under the affordable care act, employers and insurers to provide “wellness incentives” up to 30% of premium. For example, customers can save money on health insurance by joining a gym or buying a bike. Since US law does not allow for outcomes like weight loss to be calculated as incentives, Aetna is hoping that the app can help ¬†encourage good behavior to keep rising health care costs low and affordable.