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MLC launches smartwatch technology to assess risk

MLC launches smartwatch technology to assess risk

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By tlewis ·
November 10 2015

MLC launches smartwatch technology to assess risk

MLC has released a new initiative that will enable Australians to save up to 10 per cent on their life insurance premiums by measuring their wellness level through smartwatch technology. 

MLC launches smartwatch technology to assess risk
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MLC On Track allows customers to measure their health data by using a smartwatch and be subsequently rewarded for healthy behaviour with a life insurance premium discount for the duration of their insurance policy.

"The MLC On Track program is part of our commitment to integrate innovation throughout our insurance business," MLC executive general manager of insurance David Hackett said.

"We're continually seeking new ways to enhance the offering to our customers, and the program will deliver financial savings while encouraging them to live healthy lifestyles."

Mr Hackett added: "The insurance industry has assessed risk in the same way for a long time, but smartwatches offer new and improved ways of assessing and pricing insurance risk."

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Customers will have between 90 and 160 days to achieve their target wellness score to receive a five per cent discount. The opportunity will be available twice, meaning customers could receive a maximum of 10 per cent discount on the life of their policy, a statement issued by the company said.

"In today's environment, it's imperative that we are agile and adaptive so that we can deliver simple and better experiences for our customers. Insurance companies need to be relevant to their customers beyond a potential claim," Mr Hackett said.

"Our customers' expectations have been changed by the use of digital channels and devices, and we're excited about the opportunities that MLC on Track will provide them."

MLC will partner with Big Cloud Analytics to make the Intel Basis Peak fitness and sleep tracker available to customers. The program is set to launch on 23 November.

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