November 27th, 2020

Leading Swiss Insurtech dacadoo announces new generation of digital health engagement platforms with Wheel of Life™

Zurich, Switzerland – with Covid-19 increasing the demand for insurers to accelerate the digitalization process and attach health and wellbeing propositions closer to their product offerings, dacadoo is launching its next-generation digital health engagement platform called Wheel of Life– the ultimate lifestyle navigator.

dacadoo, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, develops and operates a mobile-first digital health engagement platform that helps people live healthier and more active lives through a combination of motivational techniques from behavioral science, gamification principles and social networking, as well as artificial intelligence and automated coaching.

Wheel of Life™ is the latest product announcement that will elevate the digital health engagement experience for insurers and corporate wellness providers. Thanks to its extensive product experience and data insights on user preference, the Wheel of Life™ is dacadoo’s biggest product transformation within its Digital Health Engagement Platform (DHEP) to date with a focus on improved user experience and a simpler user interface, that will both improve the user engagement and guidance towards leading healthier lifestyles.

Research has shown that lifestyle choices alone can affect an individual’s overall health outcome by over 40%, so the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is paramount. Globally, leading causes of death are being attributed to Non-Communicable Diseases, which are mostly derived from lifestyle components, such as smoking or harmful alcohol intake, lack of exercise or a poor diet.

Covid-19 has propelled the importance of preventing poor lifestyle choices that lead to the prevalence of NCDs or preventable chronic health conditions. Data has shown that those suffering from certain conditions, especially obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes, have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, a recent industry survey conducted by dacadoo, states that 81% of Life & Health insurers are now turning their attention to attaching a health and wellbeing proposition to their product offering as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

The future of digital health has taken a spin with Wheel of Life

dacadoo's Digital Health Engagement Platform (DHEP) including Wheel of Life™ will be available for insurers and corporate health providers in early 2021 and will present an engaging experience to combat poor lifestyle choices globally. Encompassing seven different areas, users of Wheel of Life™ will be able to Public measure and quantify their physical and mental health, the quality of their sleep and nutrition, their mindfulness, their physical activity and even their smoking habits or alcohol intake; resulting in a single number from 0 (poor) to 1,000 (excellent) which is their Health Score. The award-winning Health Score is a scientific, tangible solution to measuring holistic health, based on over 300 million people years of clinical studies.

With a better understanding of one’s current health status, it will be easier for the user to do something about it. The Wheel of Life™ DHEP offers various functionalities to motivate users to remain active and engaged on the platform. It features an AI-based digital coach which is available 24/7 and works as the user’s private health coach in their pockets, offering personalized health and wellbeing advice and guidance. The platform also includes a range of pre-set goals, challenges, and expert-curated content to motivate its users into making the right health-driven decisions.

Peter Ohnemus, President & CEO of dacadoo notes: “The Wheel of Life™ makes digital health engagement easier than ever. I am very excited to have released this pioneering solution at a time when incorporating healthier habits and leading better lifestyles is so crucial.”

Ohnemus continues, “Additionally, Life & Health insurers now have a tangible solution to both keeping their insured members healthy, focusing on prevention of lifestyle-derived health conditions, but also a way to incorporate a #wecare strategy, which is at the peak of importance in the new normal of the stakeholder economy.”

Consequently, the dacadoo DHEP allows for Life & Health insurers to establish a closer relationship with their policyholders, customizing their product offering and tailoring their services for members in a relevant manner. Enhancing cross-selling and up-selling their product offering is another bonus to implementing the platform.

 

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About dacadoo

dacadoo licenses its Digital Health Engagement Platform, including its Health Score, to Life & Health insurance operators (B2B), supplying Insurtech and health-tech solutions to over 35 of the top 100 Life & Health insurance operators globally. Available in over 15 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white label solution or it can be integrated into customers’ products through its API. Through its ‘Connect, Score, Engage’ offering, dacadoo supports Life & Health operators to motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through its SaaS-based Digital Health Engagement Platform. dacadoo also provides its Risk Engine, which calculates relative risk on mortality and morbidity in real-time. dacadoo has over 115 employees across locations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and over 100 filed patents around their digital Life & Health solutions.

For more information, visit www.dacadoo.com

Contact: Rogier Keemink, rogier.keemink@dacadoo.com

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About dacadoo

dacadoo licenses its Digital Health Engagement Platform, including its Health Score, to Life & Health insurance operators (B2B), supplying Insurtech and health-tech solutions to over 35 of the top 100 Life & Health insurance operators globally. Available in over 15 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white label solution or it can be integrated into customers’ products through its API. Through its ‘Connect, Score, Engage’ offering, dacadoo supports Life & Health operators to motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through its SaaS-based Digital Health Engagement Platform. dacadoo also provides its Risk Engine, which calculates probabilities on mortality and morbidity in real-time. dacadoo has over 115 employees across locations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and over 100 filed patents around their digital Life & Health solutions.

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