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Fitness trackers could be used to reduce health insurance premiums

A little-known research group inside the prime minister's own department has been looking at whether public servants should be offered electronic fitness-tracking devices to help reduce their health insurance premiums.


March 12, 2019
By CBC News

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Wearable fitness trackers, such as smartwatches, also could be used to reward fitness-conscious employees through loyalty points programs, such as the travel points program offered by Aeroplan.

The exploratory research has been carried out in the Privy Council Office, the central organ of the federal government, by the Impact and Innovation Unit, which experiments with new ways to “revitalize the workforce.” | READ THE FULL STORY