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Apple Watch gifted to all employees and some customers of this company customers

Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "We are thrilled that Aetna will be helping [its] members and employees take greater control of their health using Apple Watch."

Apple Watch, that became much sought after among the fitness freak, will soon enter our workplaces at cheaper rates.

Apple has got new orders for its Apple Watch under a new collaboration with health insurance giant Aetna that will benefit the company’s employees and selective customers.

A tech daily has quoted Apple CEO Tim Cook as saying in a joint statement with Atena that, “We are thrilled that Aetna will be helping [its] members and employees take greater control of their health using Apple Watch. Aetna’s new initiatives will be a powerful force toward creating better customer experiences in health care, and we look forward to working with Aetna to make them successful.”

Around 50,000 Apple Watch will be give free to Aetna’s employees, announced the company on Tuesday. This is the first time in US, an organization took such an initiative to ensure the health of its employees, said sources.

Aetna also offers Apple Watch to customers at very subsidized rates, said officials.

The company covers about 23 million people and this news from them would please all it’s Apple loving customers. Earlier this year the company had launched  Carekit, this is an open source platform that would help in creating healthcare apps.

 

Aetna spokesperson Ethan Slavin in a statement said, “Apple will have employees devoted to providing support to Aetna on this initiative.” He also added that “Aetna will also have a dedicated employee unit focused on this collaboration.” These apps would be ready and would start covering Apple watches in early 2017.

Aetna also said that it would make Apple Watch available to a large employers and selected individual customers.” It also said that the subsidy at which the watch would be sold to the customers would be covering a “significant portion” of the watch.

This health care app would include features like

  • Care management and wellness, to help guide consumers through health events like a new diagnosis or prescription medication with user-driven support from nurses and people with similar conditions.
  • Medication adherence, to help consumers remember to take their medications, easily order refills and connect with their doctor if they need a different treatment through their Apple Watch or iPhone.
  • Integration with Apple Wallet, allowing consumers to check their deductible and pay a bill.
  • Personalized health plan on-boarding, information, messaging, and decision support to help Aetna members understand and make the most of their benefits.
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