PartnerRe is pleased to announce the launch of its wearables pilot together with dacadoo, a pioneer in the digital health space.

The pilot will enable PartnerRe to gather real-time health and wellness data and first-hand experience in order to provide its life and health clients worldwide with actionable insights into leveraging wearables to more accurately underwrite risks and better engage with their customers.

As part of this pilot, PartnerRe has engaged PartnerRe employees across its Paris and Zurich locations, on a voluntary basis, to participate in a six-month pilot designed to assess the efficacy of wearables and wellness platforms in changing people’s behavior with regard to health.

Employee participants will be able to actively manage their health via the dacadoo platform, which combines motivational techniques derived from behavioral science with gamification and social networking.

The data of participating employees will remain private and will not be disclosed to third-parties.

Marc Archambault, CEO of Life & Health, PartnerRe said: “We are excited about this pilot with dacadoo which offers the dual benefit of promoting greater health and wellbeing within our organisation while providing us with valuable learnings about wearables technology.

“Combining this with our advanced data analytics capability will enable us to share insights with our life and health clients, who are keen to use wearables data to design and customise products based on the risk exposures of their customers.”

Peter Ohnemus, president and CEO of dacadoo, added: “We’re very proud that PartnerRe chose dacadoo’s digital Health Engagement Platform for its innovative pilot project with their own employees and look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

About PartnerRe

PartnerRe Ltd is a leading global reinsurer that helps insurance companies reduce their earnings volatility, strengthen their capital and grow their businesses through reinsurance solutions. Risks are underwritten on a worldwide basis through the Company’s three segments: P&C, Specialty, and Life and Health. For the year ended 31 December 2018, total revenues were $5.6bn. At 31 December 2018, total assets were $22.8bn, total capital was $7.9bn and total shareholders’ equity was $6.5bn. PartnerRe enjoys strong financial strength ratings as follows: A.M. Best A / Moody’s A1 / Standard & Poor’s A+.