Aetna Teams With Mindbloom For Serious Game

May 4, 2011 -

Insurance company Aetna is banking on a new partnership with social game developer Mindbloom Partners that it hopes will motivate its customers to live healthier lifestyles. Mindbloom will deliver its game Life Game to Aetna customers. The game, which launched last July, encourages players to live healthier, more balanced lives by providing a variety of challenges related to health, spirituality, relationships, leisure, lifestyle, finances, creativity, and career.

Players grow and maintain a "Life Tree" that represents the life players want to have. As the player progresses, branches and leaves representing specific goals grow and they are rewarded with virtual currency to unlock new features and content.

"Considering that Americans are spending over $200 billion a year on healthy living products and services, but the rates of chronic health conditions and obesity continue to rise, the time is right for a new approach to engaging people in achieving better overall health," says Aetna's medical director of health and wellness Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH.

Aetna's offering will be released this fall.

Source: Serious Games Source


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Re: Aetna Teams With Mindbloom For Serious Game

Yeah.. I would be more impressed of Aetna made other more useful changes like providing mental health coverage to individual.... or having an online help system that can provide better answers to email questions then 'we recieved your email, here is a number to call a representitive at'.

 
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