Would you give up access to your Google Fit account if a health insurance company would give you 20% discount? Today a Dutch drivers association and insurance company, ANWB, announced a new method of getting discounts. Members can order a stick which will be placed in their car that will measure the drivers performance. How do they steer? Do they brake a lot? Etc. etc. etc. If someone scores 80-100 on driving safety they will get a discount of 30%, the lower you score on driving safety, the lower your discount.
So this made me think… Would I give up access to my Google Fit account if my insurance company would make me such an offer on life style?
At this moment, probably not. I work full-time & study on saturdays, so my average sit-ratio is about 16 hours a day. Luckily, I also walk to the water tap, fridge and my car, making my movement around the 7 hours a week -yikes-. I can’t imagine earning a discount with this sitting live style of mine.
But what if they would give me a discount of 20%? Would this motivate me to move e.g. one hour a week extra?
I don’t know yet. But I think it is time to have a good thought about this, as I can imagine that this will probably be introduced in the coming year.