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FitBits and other Health Monitors Becoming a Wellness Benefit

March 22, 2019

   

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Workplaces are beginning to offer FitBits and other minimal health monitors as part of their wellness program. Many employees might consider this to be a great benefit, but the catch is that your boss may be able to monitor the data. Healthcare companies are also starting to include health monitors as part of their plan packages. Companies such as United Healthcare and Aetna may offer cash rewards for being active, or may even send a notification reminding you to stay active. The controversial aspect of these programs is that they’re typically loosely regulated and coupled with information like your credit score, could have greater implications. When asked, many of the users state that they don’t mind their data being shared and that they believe that the benefits outweigh any cons. What do you think? 

 

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