PartnerRe pilots wearable tech with employees

Six-month programme to provide insights on real-time gathering of health and wellness data

PartnerRe pilots wearable tech with employees

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

PartnerRe has launched a pilot of its wearable technology programme among its employees, in order to determine first-hand the various applications of gathering real-time health and wellness data.

The pilot programme, which is in partnership with Swiss health technology provider dacadoo, involves PartnerRe employees from its Paris and Zurich offices. On a voluntary basis, employees will participate in a six-month programme designed to assess the efficacy of wearables and wellness platforms in changing people’s behaviour with regard to health. Employee participants will be able to actively manage their health via the dacadoo platform, which combines motivational techniques derived from behavioural science with gamification and social networking.

According to a joint statement by dacadoo and PartnerRe, the pilot will enable the reinsurer to gather real-time health and wellness data and first-hand experience. This will allow it to provide its life and health clients worldwide with actionable insights into leveraging wearables to more accurately underwrite risks and better engage with their customers.

The firms assured that the participating employees’ data will remain private and will not be disclosed to third parties.

“We are excited about this pilot with dacadoo which offers the dual benefit of promoting greater health and wellbeing within our organization while providing us with valuable learnings about wearables technology,” said Marc Achambault, CEO of life & health at PartnerRe. “Combining this with our advanced data analytics capability will enable us to share insights with our life and health clients, who are keen to use wearables data to design and customize products based on the risk exposures of their customers.”

“We’re very proud that PartnerRe chose dacadoo’s digital health engagement platform for its innovative pilot project with their own employees and look forward to a fruitful partnership,” added Peter Ohnemus, president and CEO of dacadoo.

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