EveryMove 100 Health Insurance Index Launches

SEATTLE, WA — August 27, 2013 — EveryMove, Inc., an innovator in health rewards-based marketing and incentives, today introduced the EveryMove 100 Health Insurance IndexTM, the first ranking of the top 100 health insurance companies in the U.S. based on how they engage with and empower consumers to manage their own health. The EveryMove 100 can be found online https://everymove.org/everymove-100 including detail information about each company.

With a huge impending influx of consumers to the federal and state health insurance exchanges stemming from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the need for comparative information about health insurance companies is greater than ever. The EveryMove 100 evaluates plans using more than 50 metrics to arrive at an aggregate score that indicates how well they meet consumer needs for accessibility, motivation, community activism and overall satisfaction.

For more information go to EveryMove.org

 

Priority Health Launches MyGo Points Facebook App to Motivate Healthy Lifestyles, Encourage Tourism

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Priority Health has developed a Facebook app, called MyGo Points, in an effort topromote health and wellness among Michigan residents, as well as support local tourism. The app, which launched May 1, givespeople the opportunity to earn points to win prizes by participating in activity-based events and Facebook challenges.

“Priority Health is always looking for creative ways to motivate people to lead a more active andhealthy lifestyle,” said Joan Budden, chief marketing officer of Priority Health. “MyGo Pointsuses incentives from local businesses to get the community moving. Who doesn’t like to be rewarded for their efforts?

Events eligible for points range from walks to park parties, while Facebook challenges can beas simple as tagging Priority Health in an activity-related photo. The app is available on thePriority Health Facebook page. Those who download the app will automatically begin to trackpoints. At each event, a unique QR code for smartphone scanning and a promotional code foronline use will be given to participants to track points throughout the year. Every point earned enters participants into a monthlyprize drawing, with the opportunity to win the grand prize — a Pure Michigan Ultimate Adventure Package to Crystal Mountain.

“MyGo Points is a creative way to showcase Michigan’s superb natural and recreational assets, while encouraging health andwellness among its residents,” said Christina MacInnes, COO of Crystal Enterprises Inc. “Crystal Mountain and Pure Michiganare thrilled to be part of the program, realizing that its incentives are powerful tools in our collective efforts to inspire and sustainpositive lifestyle changes in communities across the state.

”MyGo Points launched just in time for the Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 12. Other MyGo Points events include the Arts,Beats & Eats Arts in Motion 5K, Royal Oak; Grand Rapids Triathlon; Bike Benzie Tour, Thompsonville; Priority Health RockfordCriterium; Traverse City Cherry Festival Kids Event; and Maranda Park Parties at locations across the state. Additional eventswill be added throughout the year. Participants can submit their health-related activities or events to be considered for MyGoPoints by sending an email to teamph@priorityhealth.com.Prizes include tickets to the Detroit Zoo, West Michigan Whitecaps baseball games and Holland Aquatic Center. The CrystalMountain grand prize is a weekend getaway for four, valued at $2,500. For more details or to sign up for Priority Health’s MyGoPoints, visit facebook.com/priorityhealth

.About Priority HealthPriority Health is an award-winning health plan nationally recognized for creating innovative solutions that impact health carecosts while maximizing customer experience. It offers a broad portfolio of products for employer groups and individuals, includingMedicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. As a nonprofit company, Priority Health serves more than 600,00

TriZetto Founder Jeff Margolis Fusing Healthcare Population Management and Social Networking

DENVER, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Well known for founding healthcare payer software powerhouse, The TriZetto Group, and growing it to return $1.4 billion to shareholders in just 10 years, as well as authoring The Healthcare Cure, Jeff Margolis is now focusing on the opportunity to improve healthcare value through social networking technology.

Margolis recently became executive chairman of WellTok, Inc., developer of the social health hub network, CafeWell(TM), which is already being utilized by healthcare payers to actively engage thousands of members in improving their health. Health plan customers of WellTok have recently begun to offer expanded sponsorship onto the CafeWell channel to over 1 million members.

“Healthcare population managers, whether they are health plans or health providers, have struggled to get consumers meaningfully engaged with their health, and the nation’s health statistics and costs reflect that,” noted Margolis. “Despite having more than 80% of the U.S. population is some form of private or public ‘organized system of health care’, consumers’ knowledge and behaviors are not reflective of the ever-growing body of information available to help them optimize their health.

Social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have changed the culture of information flow in communications. And research, such as the work of Dr. Nicholas Christakis at Harvard Medical School, has documented the impact of a person’s social network on their health behaviors.

“Harnessing both social power and social networking technology with security, privacy and alignment is a critical mandate for healthcare,” Margolis added. “At TriZetto, we delivered platforms to help population managers massively cut administrative costs, improve care management and accelerate connectivity among healthcare constituents. Now, social networking technology applied in a systematic way to consumers within managed populations can similarly lead to significant breakthroughs that will drive greater value for the money being spent in our healthcare system. That’s the desired outcome of Social Health Management.”

“Jeff’s vision and entrepreneurship has driven tremendous shareholder value across many companies over the past twenty years,” said Robert DiGia, global head of healthcare investment banking at UBS Investment Bank. “I expect that Jeff’s deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem will create significant value for WellTok’ customers and investors.”

“Jeff has provided important input to Washington, D.C. stakeholders’ understanding of the impact information technology can have on healthcare,” said Ian Adler, senior managing director of healthcare at the Marwood Group. “Social network technology is a new frontier for healthcare and I look forward to Jeff’s continued leadership in developing this new technology to improve the cost and quality of care.”

Delivering Social Health Management(TM) (SHM)

It seems that everything you hear about today is ‘social’. As Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others have introduced consumers to networking and sharing information online. But how can we harness and direct that power to make a meaningful and sustainable impact on individuals’ and population health?

“I’ll tell you this, it takes a lot more than friending on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, or blogging on a single-topic healthcare site,” added Margolis. “In CafeWell, we’ve pioneered the infrastructure of Social Health Management, which learns from both the strengths and limitations of existing social networks, while knitting together multiple social point solutions. CafeWell is a fusion engine for creating social health engagement among members.”

Social Health Management gives population managers – whether they be health plans, employers, or physician and care delivery organizations — a new channel through which they can quickly provide programs and information to consumers, in a fun, engaging, independent and safely anonymous network.

To create true SHM, social health hub networks, such as CafeWell, must create the self-sustaining social engagement among members to get people motivated to participate repeatedly. CafeWell does that through proven engagement drivers such as challenge competitions, sponsorship and aggressive merchandising, use of engaging game mechanics, meaningful rewards, mobile capabilities, and fun and useful content providers, such as veteran professional athletes.

And, what makes Social Health Management a full solution, is that it provides the activity itinerary and analytics feedback loop that allows population managers to understand engagement, activity patterns and to gauge the relative effectiveness of social health management and wellness programs they sponsor.

WellTok can even help integrate consumer activities with value-based benefit plans to drive higher levels of engagement that truly impact the cost and quality of healthcare.

About CafeWell and WellTok, Inc.

CafeWell is a social health network that makes getting better connected to your health and fitness more fun and more rewarding. CafeWell provides one stop for consumers’ health, wellness and fitness — including social networking; advice from experts, peers and veteran professional athletes; fun health challenges with family members and co-workers; and reliable health and fitness information. Through CafeWell, sponsors can offer rewards and incentives to promote activity and health improvement. Users control the degree to which their identity is shared, with complete anonymity as the default. To learn more about CafeWell, visit www.cafewell.com.

WellTok is pioneering Social Health Management(TM) (SMH), the complete social networking solution for healthcare population managers. WellTok’s SHM suite provides a complete solution for population managers, including the industry’s most engaging social health network, CaféWell, broad member and group analytics, and integration with healthcare payers and providers’ corporate systems and MLR requirements. WellTok, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colo.

SOURCE WellTok, Inc.

 

HealthRally Raises $400K to Motivate Wellness

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthRally, a social health company developing a new crowdfunding platform for personal health motivation, announced that it raised more than $400,000 in seed funding and assembled an expert board of strategic advisors.

The company is building a social health platform focused on inspiring the nearly 100 million Americans who spend over $50 billion annually trying to achieve wellness goals such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or improving one’s overall health and fitness.

The seed round was funded by Esther Dyson, a prominent angel investor in disruptive technologies; Isy Goldwasser, a successful biotech entrepreneur; Dick Sass, a medical device entrepreneur; Ty Danco, a prolific angel investor; and Jeff Thiel, a former Microsoft executive.

“Games and badges are great, but most people would probably rather have an iPad, a vacation, or cool new pair of shoes,” says Zack Lynch, CEO and co-founder of HealthRally. “HealthRally combines the power of social networks with the latest findings in behavioral science for healthy motivation and sustained support.”

HealthRally ties together advances in behavioral economics — which shows that financial incentives triple one’s chance of reaching a health goal — with cutting edge social networking science — which proves that engaging close friends and family increases success rates. In practice, when friends and family contribute financially to one’s goals, peer support and success rates dramatically increase.

“It’s the oldest trick in the book,” says Esther Dyson. “Make a commitment to a group of friends, and you ‘have’ to deliver! HealthRally helps you assemble the friends and manage the process, and adds the psychological value of making the commitment and incentives explicit and formal.”

HealthRally’s advisory panel includes researchers and entrepreneurs with deep experience in behavioral economics and social networking, including: Paul Zak, Director, Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Tom Valente, Social Networks and Health expert, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Denise Thomas, former President, Healthiest You; and Ross Mayfield, Chairman and co-founder, Socialtext; among others.

The company is currently in private beta and will be launching a public beta in time to help people conquer their New Year’s resolutions. Individuals can request an invitation to participate at www.healthrally.com.

About HealthRally

HealthRally is a social health company that has developed a crowdfunding platform that uses social motivation and positive financial incentives to inspire people to achieve their health and wellness goals. HealthRally was co-founded by Zack Lynch and Peter Kaminski. Zack is the founder of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization and author of The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing Our World (St. Martin’s Press.) Peter has been technical co-founder at several companies including Socialtext and Yipes Communications.

 

Contacts

HealthRally
Zack Lynch, 415-279-7462
CEO
Zack.lynch@healthrally.com
or
Ross Gillfillan, 415-599-4403
ross@torchcommunications.com

 

Independence Blue Cross Presents Next-gen Mobile Insurer Apps At Insurance & Tech Executive Summit

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 7, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Independence Blue Cross announced that its director of e-Business, Michael B. Yetter, will speak today about mobile app marketing strategies in health care with other industry leaders at the Insurance & Technology Annual Executive Summit held in Carefree, Arizona.

“As we look into 2012 and beyond, there are technologies and concepts that play a significant role in shaping development of next-gen apps for our health plan members, including Mobile Health, which is better known as mHealth,” said Yetter. “‘Gamification’ is a growing trend in the mobile app industry, which is applying game design concepts and principles to mobile apps to further strengthen our member engagement. People like to be entertained, to compete, and to be rewarded. The more these principles are applied to mobile apps, the deeper the engagement with the consumer. IBC is exploring cutting edge ways to ‘gamify’ mobile app strategies already in place, and we will soon be piloting a new wellness engagement and competition program that we hope to offer more broadly next year.”

Another hot topic as the health care industry shifts toward more individual coverage is mobile payment systems, and Yetter will discuss next-gen ideas for individuals to pay their health plan bills with their phones.

“IBC made a strong entry into the mobile app space during 2011 and we plan to continue to innovate for our customers and members, using the latest technologies to provide the time-saving features and convenience that their lives demand,” Yetter added.

Yetter will discuss the mobile platform race between Apple iOS, Google Android, Blackberry, and Windows in phone devices and tablets. He will share his insights that, while some platforms may lose market share, there is no single winner currently emerging, and developers will continue to face complexity in building apps for several health care industry platforms.

The Insurance & Technology Executive Summit is an invitation-only event for senior-level insurance company executives. The conference presents relevant content, authoritative speakers, and networking opportunities for sponsors. The event is comprised of conference sessions, vendor meetings, and networking-focused social activities.

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. Nationwide, Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.1 million people. For 73 years, Independence Blue Cross has offered high-quality health care coverage tailored to meet the changing needs of members, employers, and health care professionals. Independence Blue Cross’s HMO and PPO health care plans have consistently received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 

Healthper Launches Health Engagement Platform

JERSEY CITY, N.J. & SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Healthper, Inc., a social game-based health engagement and achievement platform, launched today at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Healthper helps people accomplish simple daily actions to maintain a healthy lifestyle, create stories about their achievements, share those stories and get rewarded.

“We have been working for almost two years to develop a platform that would engage individuals in making changes to benefit their health in partnership with a social network of their choice,” said John Hammitt, President of Healthper. “Everyone needs help staying healthy. That help can come from our doctors, our family, our co-workers and our friends, but asking for help is hard and often not very rewarding. With Healthper, we’re trying to change that.”

Developed by the former team from CareGain that helped create Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Healthper is not only a game, it is an extensive and flexible health engagement platform designed to create real value for individuals and their health plans. Healthper`s game- and social network-based engagement drives timely health screenings, preventive care, use of alternative and cost-effective care options, and appropriate follow-up.

“There is general consensus that, as a nation, we need to be healthier and find a way to reduce healthcare costs,” said Hammitt. “Rewarding good behavior is a start, but connecting behavior with the payers and providers is a recipe for real change.”

Healthper’s patent-pending “game-steps” are embedded with simple health actions and daily challenges. Members choose their games, each designed to help them achieve their personal goals, thus paving a distinctive path toward a healthier life. Member progress is tracked and displayed as a unique “Healthper Score,” based on points accumulated from successfully completing chosen game-steps. This highly personalized score provides a measure of progress as well as a measure of status. As members rise in social rank within Healthper’s broad community, they may also join more exclusive, focused communities, or organize one or more communities on their own.

About Healthper

Healthper is an innovative health engagement platform. Founded in 2010, Healthper is a privately held company based in Jersey City, NJ. For more information, please visit: www.healthper.com .

SOURCE: Healthper, Inc.

 

Over 65% of Physicians Have Used Social Media to Support their Professional Practice

WALTHAM, Mass., Sep 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Physicians are highly engaged with social media for both personal and professional use, according to a 4,033-clinician study authored and conducted by QuantiaMD, the largest mobile and online physician community, and Care Continuum Alliance, an international association for wellness, prevention and care management.

Nearly 90% of physicians use at least one social media site for personal use, while over 65% have used at least one to support their professional practice. A burgeoning group of “Connected Clinicians” are using multiple sites for both personal and professional purposes. Physicians see promise in online physician and patient communities for improving patient care, but are struggling with the associated challenges.

Various physician communities, along with consumer sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, are the online networks most used for professional purposes, and top uses for sites such as these are for education and communicating with colleagues. Over 20% of respondents are “Connected Clinicians” who use two or more social media sites for both personal and professional use. This new breed of “Connected Clinicians” is the most enthusiastic about the broadest range of professional applications of social media. They tend to use electronic communications with colleagues and patients more frequently and are more aware of online patient communities.

Only 11% of study participants were familiar with online patient communities, but of those with a familiarity, an impressive two-thirds believe these communities have a positive effect on patients. Almost 40% of these physicians say they already recommend these communities to their patients and another 40% would consider recommending them, suggesting a growing acceptance by the medical community. Physicians believe online patient communities are especially beneficial for:

— Rare diseases

— Cancer

— Chronic illness

— Maternal and infant care

— Wellness and prevention

— Weight management

— Depression

“Patient communities clearly have a role to play in managing health across the continuum and we’ve seen tremendous interest in communities supporting wellness, chronic disease and rare conditions,” said Tracey Moorhead, Care Continuum Alliance President and CEO. “With our organization’s focus on wellness and population health management, we are excited to work with QuantiaMD and their physician network to communicate the role of patient communities as a tool for health plans and employers seeking to improve the healthcare of individuals.”

Nearly 30% of clinicians access online physician communities. A notable 92% of physicians are interested in interacting with colleagues in online professional networks to learn from experts and peers, discuss clinical issues and share practice management challenges. However, more than 70% of physicians say patient privacy issues would hold them back from using these networks, and two-thirds are worried about liability issues. Lack of time and issues with compensation are also areas of concern.

“We were pleased to see such a high rate of physicians’ professional use of social media, and, though we suspected there would be low clinician awareness for patient communities, we didn’t realize just how low this awareness would be,” said Mary Modahl, Chief Communications Officer, QuantiaMD. “However, we were encouraged by the favorable views of those clinicians who knew about patient communities, as well as by their high rate of recommendation to patients. Our study suggests that patient communities that generate greater awareness among treating physicians could gain significantly from doctors recommending patients to their sites. This in turn would help patient communities fulfill their promise of improving healthcare.”

Over half of the respondents believe there is potential for a wide range of physician-patient online interactions. Chief among these are sharing educational materials and monitoring patients’ health, behavior and drug adherence. Top challenges holding clinicians back from interacting with patients online include concerns about liability (73%), privacy (71%) and lack of compensation (41%).Only 20% of physicians see online communication with patients as inappropriate, underlining the potential of this medium if the challenges can be overcome.

About QuantiaMD

As the largest mobile and online physician community, QuantiaMD exists to help physicians reshape medical practice for modern times. QuantiaMD members share expert thinking, test their understanding, and stay ahead of rapid scientific advances. More than 125,000 members access QuantiaMD for free through any smartphone, tablet or computer. QuantiaMD(R) is a registered trademark of Quantia Communications, Inc, a privately held corporation headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. All other product names and references contained herein remain the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit http://www.quantiamd.com .

About the Care Continuum Alliance

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders along the continuum of care toward improving the health of populations. Through advocacy, research and education, The Care Continuum Alliance advances population-based strategies to improve care quality and value and to reduce preventable costs and improve quality of life for individuals with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuum.org .

SOURCE: QuantiaMD

 

HealthAmerica Joins with CaféWell as First Health Insurer in Pennsylvania to Use Full Social-Media Platform

PITTSBURGH & HARRISBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthAmerica announced today the expansion of its social networking community devoted solely to the health and well-being of its members through a relationship with CaféWell. CaféWell is a social media company changing the way millions of people manage their health by making it easy, productive and rewarding. This union is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, pioneering HealthAmerica in social media within the health insurance industry.

“We know that social networking has the power to connect people like never before”

As part of the engagement strategy to connect to members, CaféWell’s parent company, WellTok Inc., created a new mobile application, allowing instant connection of individuals with similar user profiles and access to health information, healthy recipes and wellness challenges.

HealthAmerica has been piloting the CaféWell program with several of its large accounts since January and is launching CaféWell to all commercial group and individual plan members starting September 1, 2011.

“We know that social networking has the power to connect people like never before,” said Mary Lou Osborne, chief operating officer for HealthAmerica. “HealthAmerica is committed to creating positive associations with health and wellness, encouraging healthy and active behavior, and promoting member engagement and satisfaction. Offering this medium is one way we are trying to create an alignment with our members’ current and future needs.”

CaféWell provides consumers with a single online destination for all their health-related needs, including social networking, expert advice, fun challenges and reliable information. Unlike general social networking sites, CaféWell allows users to control the degree to which their identity is shared, with complete anonymity as the default. To inspire and motivate, CaféWell rewards active users with profile badges, and prizes such as gift cards, iPods and fitness-related items.

With CaféWell HealthAmerica members can:

  • Talk privately about their health concerns.
  • Chat anonymously and securely in discussion groups about chronic conditions and health issues.
  • Get answers from discussion group experts on popular topics like diet, exercise, how to get a good’s night sleep, and when to give your child antibiotics, to name a few.
  • Earn reward points for prizes, while reaching personal goals in individual or group challenges with friends and family.
  • Connect to an extensive collection of health care articles and other resources continuously updated and added by a team of experts.

New mobile application adds convenience for members on the go

CaféWell’s new mobile application makes it more convenient for consumers to manage their health while on the go. Using their iPhones®, members can:

  • Log their activity toward a challenge, before leaving the running trail, gym or yoga studio.
  • Check CaféWell’s leader boards to see who’s making the most progress on each challenge.
  • See what CaféWell friends are doing online, from posting comments, to logging activity, to making new connections.
  • Read and respond to private messages from CaféWell friends.
  • Check their CaféWell Points, which are redeemable for prizes and discounts.

“In today’s world, everyone uses their smart phones and other social media avenues,” said Osborne. “HealthAmerica understands the growing presence of social media in the marketplace and realizes the need for this type of technological advance as a member touch point.”

About HealthAmerica

With over 35 years of providing health care benefits, HealthAmerica has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and experienced health insurers in Pennsylvania. The company ranks 14th in the nation for HMO and POS plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and its Medicare plan ranks 28th nationally. It has ranked among the top health plans by NCQA for six consecutive years. HealthAmerica provides a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, Medicare, Medicaid, indemnity, nongroup, and pharmacy plans. It currently has “Excellent” accreditation by the NCQA for its commercial HMO, POS, and Medicare plans. HealthAmerica’s corporate offices are in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit HealthAmerica’s website at www.healthamerica.cvty.com.

About CaféWell

CaféWell is changing the way millions of people manage their health, through Social Health Management™. The company leverages social media to make health management simple, productive and rewarding. CaféWell provides an online home for health-related social networking, expert advice, fun challenges and reliable information. The ultimate goal is better health, whether someone is coping with a chronic disease, caring for a loved one or just staying fit. Users control the degree to which their identity is shared, with complete anonymity as the default. CaféWell partners with health plans, giving them a neutral, online space to more effectively engage members, reward healthy living and gain timely, actionable insights – aggregated to protect member confidentiality. To learn more about CaféWell and Social Health Management™, visit www.cafewell.com or call 888.935.5865

 

New Partnership Creates Model for People to Create Exercise Challenges

SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tango Card™ (provider of the all-in-one gift card and innovative mobile and collaborative gift card apps) and Earndit (provider of a rewards program for exercising) announce the launch of their group challenge platform.

The online health and wellness space is a very hot category. Earndit has created a system that automatically monitors any workouts you do with an approved fitness app like Nike+, Garmin or RunKeeper and gives you points based on how much you exercise. These points are then used to buy rewards through their site. They’ve now taken the concept a step further. “Just this month we rolled out a feature called Challenges that allows people to create private fitness challenges among a group of friends or co-workers,” says Andres Moran, co-founder and CEO of Earndit. “Tango Card’s comprehensive offering is a perfect prize for these group challenges. They provide a great product which is simple to use and understand, and is backed by world-class mobile apps,” Andres goes on to say.

Creating a challenge on Earndit couldn’t be easier. You simply choose how much the per-person entry fee will be, set the rules of the challenge and then invite others either by inputting their email addresses or sharing a custom link on Twitter or Facebook, Once the challenge ends, the winner is emailed a Tango Card in the amount of the sum of the entry fees (minus Earndit’s 10% service fee).

“Earndit has tapped into a massive opportunity in a compelling way and at a time where all of the technology and devices support such an ambitious company,” states David Leeds, Founder and CEO of Tango Card. “Earndit is a cool company, they have a great team, and we are thrilled to work with them to make these group and social challenges a huge success.”

About Tango Card

Tango Card has created the ultimate universal gift card which is available through large proprietary channels and has pioneered the mobile gift card wallet™ available on all iOS and Android devices. From its inception, Tango Card was the first company to focus exclusively on helping consumers use all of the value on their gift cards. To learn more, visithttp://www.tangocard.com or follow at http://www.twitter.com/tangocard.

About Earndit

Earndit has created a system that gives people immediate rewards for exercise. Their hope is to foster a more active lifestyle in each individual, and in turn play a role in improving the health of its users.

 

CIGNA Individual and Family Plan Customers Use “DailyFeatsTM” to Improve Health and Well-being

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – July 19, 2011 – CIGNA (CI:NYSE) announced today that its Individual and Family Plan customers in Colorado and Texas can now earn points and save money on real-life expenses by accomplishing “feats” that reflect good health, emotional well-being and community involvement. CIGNA is working with DailyFeats, an online site where people can “check in” the good things they do. Customers exhange points earned for rewards, including discounts at local businesses and savings on national brands. 

The free program encourages CIGNA customers to maintain good health through simple and easy behaviors, such as taking a family walk after dinner, adding fruits and vegetables to meals and helping local charitable groups better serve the community. CIGNA customers who sign up can be eligible for 2,000 bonus points instantly redeemable for a $10 gift certificate from a national retailer or saved for larger rewards. Major, well-known retailers, as well as local stores in a community, participate in DailyFeats

“Our collaboration with DailyFeats gives our customers an innovative way to get rewarded for healthy and positive choices they make each and every day,” states Chris Hocevar, president of CIGNA’s Individual and Family Plan segment. “We believe that connecting our customers with others who are also interested in sharing how they stay healthy will be another way to encourage healthy lifestyles.

CIGNA customers have access to a dedicated site www.cigna.dailyfeats.com that helps build online, local community discussions. “We are excited that CIGNA has joined with us to help its individual and family plan customers in Colorado and Texas live well,” states Morley Ivers, chief operation officer of Daily Feats. “We are confident that CIGNA customers will find DailyFeats to be a unique way to support them as they strive to live a healthy life.”
For more information about DailyFeats, please go to www.dailyfeats.com. CIGNA customers in Colorado and Texas who are interested in joining this pilot program can go towww.cigna.dailyfeats.com.
About CIGNA
CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation’s operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. CIGNA offers products and services in 29 countries and jurisdictions and has more than 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by CIGNA Corporation.