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Aetna makes an Apple Watch app—promises not to use activity data against you

For any Aetna members wary of sharing such health tracking data with their insurer and Apple, the two companies emphasized that the app was packed with security features (such as continuous authentication) and privacy features (such as opt-in data sharing choices). Perhaps most importantly, Aetna promised that the “[i]nformation from this program will not be used for underwriting, premium or coverage decisions.”

The app was designed to “connect what we know about you” to health goals and “allow us to change behavior” to improve health, Alan Lotvin said during the Boston presentation. Lotvin is the chief transformation officer of CVS Health, which acquired Aetna late last year.

Read more at ars Technica

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