CNBC reports that Apple and Aetna held secret talks last week to discuss bringing the Apple Watch to the company’s 23 million members.
Aetna is an American managed health care company that sells traditional and consumer directed health care insurance plans and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, long-term care, and disability plans. The company is a member of the Fortune 100.
Aetna already offers an Apple Watch to 50,000 employees as part of its corporate wellness plan, but now wants to extend a free or discounted wearable device as a membership perk, according to CNBC. Last week’s meetings included executives from Aetna and Apple, as well as hospital chief medical information officers across the country, the article adds.