The role of today’s insurer is changing toward a more preventive and digital or connected approach. In this context, connected health insurance has the potential to contribute toward the health and the general well-being of the population. New technologies like e-health and wearables employed by the insurance industry might even help deal with major issues related to the rising number of people, of chronic disease patients, and of elders while keeping them healthier and at the same time protected by insurance. The aim of this chapter is to briefly illustrate the concept of “connected insurance” with specific focus on “connected health” and “wearables” and to present two case studies: Discovery’s Vitality program which aims to create healthier lifestyles for its customers through the use of wearables and rewards and ICS Maugeri’s MOSAIC project based on AI and predictive models aimed at helping with the management of treatment and quality of life in type 2 diabetes patients.
Part of the book: Smart Healthcare