C0mmon Health: “Could 15 minutes of exercise save you 15 percent on your life insurance?”
John Hancock Financial on Wednesday became the first U.S. insurer to offer discounts to policyholders who wear Internet-connected fitness trackers. Sign up for a new life policy today, and the company will send you a Fitbit, one of those bracelets that tracks your steps.
The more you exercise, the bigger discount you get on your insurance premium, up to 15 percent.
Opinion: When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Everywhere you look the insurance industry is finding new ways to save us money. Progressive Insurance wants to help you save money on car insurance with this ad:
The fair way to pay for car insurance
“It just makes sense—insurance should be based partly on how you actually drive, rather than just on traditional factors like where you live and what kind of car you have.
That’s what Snapshot is all about. Your safe driving habits can save you money. It’s as simple as that.”
But hold on Nellie, it wouldn’t take much to have those technologies control everything we pay for – from life and health insurance, to electric and water bills.
On April 9, we posted a New American article titled “Obama Administration Plotting Adult Vaccination Mandates”
“In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will.”
The 1970’s TV series Six Million Dollar Man began with, “We can rebuild him, We have the technology now”. This is precisely what government has in store for us:
Not wearing your bracelet monitor? Perhaps an RFID chip implanted in the body would help.
- Overweight – health premiums skyrocket if bracelet monitor shows lack of exercise
- Exercise enthusiast – overdoing it can cause sports injuries, i.e. knee and hip replacements
- Not getting flu shots -mandatory vaccinations
- Elderly forgetting or refusing to take medications – cut from all health care
- Smokers – forget insurance altogether
- Electricity bills and water usage too high? Government controlled thermostats and fines for water wasters.
“The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.” Daniel 7:23
(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)