Last week Apple unveiled its Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app to much fanfare. But how these new technologies will fit into or transform the health care landscape remains to be seen. Catch up on EBA’s coverage and analysis of the event to see how these new technologies could impact the benefits business:

Does Apple's HealthKit signal the end of employer-based health insurance?

With the release of its new Apple Watch and Apple HealthKit app, the tech giant is literally putting health care in the hands of the consumer. What does this mean for employer-based health care management?

Cost, security concerns may slow Apple Watch’s role in workplace wellness

Apple’s new and very high-profile entry into the wearable wellness game might make it the must-have status symbol of 2015, but cost and data security issues may create challenges for Apple Watch in benefits programs.

Apple Watch: ‘Seminal event’ for employer wellness market

Benefit professionals say Apple’s just-introduced Apple Watch smart watch may spur adoption of corporate wellness programs – if certain obstacles about wearable monitoring devices can be overcome.

Success of consumer-based Apple Watch tied to health care stakeholders

Apple’s launch of its long-awaited Apple Watch device could revolutionize the mobile health care market by capturing the hearts and minds of consumers. However, two industry analysts say the success of this smart watch with health/activity tracking capabilities hinges on more than just the ability of Apple to attract hordes of consumer users.

 

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