Sanagate insurance and dacadoo announce cooperation in Switzerland

Sanagate will add the dacadoo digital and mobile health platform to their offering.

04 FEBRUARY 2016, LUZERNE AND ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
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Sanagate AG, an independent subsidiary of CSS Insurance, and dacadoo AG announce their strategic cooperation in the field of digital health prevention. Sanagate will add the dacadoo digital and mobile health platform to their offering.

Sanagate provides health insurance in Switzerland since 2009 and is known as an online insurance specifically for alternative insurance models and its simple handling of insurance matters. Sanagate is an independent subsidiary of CSS insurance with administrative headquarters in Lucerne. The online insurer is making the next step in the digital health prevention for their customers and adds the mobile health platform of the Swiss company dacadoo to their offering. dacadoo offers a comprehensive digital and mobile health platform which enables individuals to track their health and well-being in an easy and fun way, using motivation techniques from online games, social features and personalized feedback to engage participants to stay active and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Both companies plan to launch the combined, integrated solution in the next few months in Switzerland.

"We need to do something about the widespread lack of exercise and I am therefore very pleased that we will be offering the dacadoo health platform to our insured. The platform uses a playful approach in motivating individuals to exercise more and sharpens the awareness of the importance of one’s own health at the same time", explains Volker Schmidt, CEO of Sanagate. Peter Ohnemus, Founder and CEO of dacadoo, adds: "The strategic cooperation in Switzerland with Sanagate is very promising for us. As an online provider, Sanagate has a customer base that is open to new technologies. We are convinced that our offering to this target group fits and is well received. "


About Sanagate

Sanagate is a health insurer for price and cost conscious people and offers basic and supplementary insurance in Switzerland since 2009. Sanagate is an independent subsidiary of CSS insurance and fully recognized by the Federal Office of Public Health. As an online insurance, Sanagate bundles forces at its head offices in Lucerne and owns no expensive point of sales. This results in considerable savings of administrative costs compared to other insurers. Thanks to the customer login mySanagate, the insured have their entire insurance documents electronically at a glance at any time. Since the end of 2010 Sanagate is also ISO certified.

More information on Sanagate (in German, French or Italian): www.sanagate.ch

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If you have questions you can contact Antonia Lepore, Head of Marketing & Services, Member of Senior Management: antonia.lepore@sanagate.ch


About dacadoo

The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health in an easy and fun way on their smartphones. dacadoo calculates a personal Health Score, a scientifically calculated number from 1 (low) to 1,000 (high). The score works as an indicator and moves up or down in real-time, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing and lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To remain active, motivation techniques from behavioral science and online games, social features and personalized feedback are applied. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from key industries to bring the patented Health Score solution to the global health and well-being market.

Press contact:
Manuel Heuer, manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com
www.dacadoo.com / http://blog.dacadoo.com / https://twitter.com/dacadoo

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"The strategic cooperation in Switzerland with Sanagate is very promising for us. As an online provider, Sanagate has a customer base that is open to new technologies. We are convinced that our offering to this target group fits and is well received." Peter Ohnemus, Founder and CEO of dacadoo
"We need to do something about the widespread lack of exercise and I am therefore very pleased that we will be offering the dacadoo health platform to our insured. The platform uses a playful approach in motivating individuals to exercise more and sharpens the awareness of the importance of one’s own health at the same time" Volker Schmidt, CEO of Sanagate
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    Manuel Heuer

    Manuel.Heuer @ dacadoo.com
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About dacadoo

Live healthy! Track and benchmark your health and fitness. Get your dacadoo Health Score, share activities with friends, win challenges!

dacadoo has developed an easy-to-use, wireless, secure and fun way to manage your personal health & fitness from a lifestyle, wellness and chronic disease perspective called the dacadoo health platform.

The platform calculates your personal dacadoo Health Score, a number from 1 (poor) to 1’000 (excellent). It is a directional relative indicator of your current health and fitness status in real-time. By integrating gaming and social networking principles, dacadoo motivates you to be active in an easy way by automatically tracking and comparing your personal health, fitness and lifestyle.

The dacadoo health platform enables the tracking of over 100 fitness activities (outdoor and indoor sports) either over the mobile dacadoo tracker app or via manual entry. The dacadoo energy models are based on MET (metabolic equivalent of Task)* which measures the intensity of a physical activity. *Compendium of Physical Activity, Stanford University

Download the free dacadoo smartphone tracker app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry to track your fitness activities automatically.

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