In Australia alone we know that more than 55% of adults don’t meet physical activity guidelines1. The impact that physical inactivity has on preventable non-communicable diseases can cause up to 90% of deaths in Australia.
The pandemic didn’t help, changing the way many of us exercise. With gyms closed for extended periods and a reduced daily commute to the office, people had had to find their own rhythms and experiment with moving in different ways.
With life starting to return to normal, we’re continuing to help our members improve their health and wellbeing through the AIA Vitality Apple Watch Benefit.
The benefit gives AIA Vitality members the opportunity to earn an Apple Watch Series 7 by reaching their personalised weekly physical activity targets. When comparing physical activity before and after taking up the AIA Vitality Apple Watch Benefit, we’ve seen our members increase their physical activity by an average of 35 per cent. The age group with the most significant improvement in physical activity was those aged 50 years and older, who saw a 51 per cent increase2.
CEO and Managing Director of AIA Australia, Damien Mu, says that the data highlighted the role that the right tools and engagement can play in helping people live healthier lives.
“We believe strongly in the research and science-backed approach of our AIA Vitality program. Higher engagement in physical activity is directly correlated to better health outcomes, and these results show how powerful the use of Apple Watch can be when combined with a program like ours, to motivate and engage Australians to take small steps to improve their health and wellbeing.”
Customers who apply for the Apple Watch Benefit receive an Apple Watch Series 7 with no upfront payment. They then link their new Apple Watch to the AIA Vitality app to track their physical activity. For each week they hit their personalised targets, we’ll cover part of the cost of the Apple Watch. If they make all their targets across 2 years, then they’ll earn the Apple Watch - with nothing to pay - just by keeping active.
The Apple Watch benefit is available to eligible AIA Vitality members with AIA health or life insurance products. Find out more here.
You can also use the Adviser Health Portal to refer your clients using your AIA Australia Adviser Site username and password. The portal has been designed to provide a seamless referral process where you can monitor referrals, understand existing referral pipelines, estimated referral fees and follow up with your customers.
Want to know more about the Adviser Health Portal?