Motion members eligible to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting activity goals

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., recently announced enhancements and the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™ a wellness program that provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

UnitedHealthcare Motion was showcased in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, the annual technology convention in Las Vegas.

The two companies introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states (Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C.) to select employers, using Qualcomm Life's 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. Following the successful test, the program was expanded to 40 states and will now include access to additional customized activity trackers through a ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) model. The program is now available to self-funded employers with five or more eligible employees and companies with fully insured health plans with 101 or more eligible employees in the following states:

Alabama

Kentucky

North Carolina

Arizona

Maine

Oklahoma

California

Massachusetts

Oregon

Colorado

Maryland

Rhode Island

Connecticut

Michigan

South Carolina

Delaware

Mississippi

Tennessee

Idaho

Missouri

Texas

Indiana

Nebraska

Utah

Illinois

Nevada

West Virginia

Iowa

New York

Wisconsin

Kansas

New Hampshire

Wyoming

 

All UnitedHealthcare Motion devices enable employees to earn up to $4 per day in deductible credits based on frequency of walking (F.I.T.) goals. Employers can obtain premium savings based on program participants' combined F.I.T. results. People who consistently achieve the F.I.T. goals tend to improve their health and reduce their medical expenses.¹

Employers are expected to incorporate more than 13 million wearable and fitness tracking devices into their wellness programs by 2018². These new technologies are designed to simplify the consumer health care experience by making helpful, practical information more accessible through personal technology devices such as computers, smartphones and wearables.

For more information on UnitedHealthcare Motion, view our infographic and visit uhc.com. Contact your UnitedHealthcare representative with any questions.

*2net is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
¹Savvy Sherpa. Dishman, R. et al. 2013. Physical Activity Epidemiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
²Endeavors Partners