March 16, 2016
Netzwoche: dacadoo have partnered with Sanagate
Press Review: Netzwoche article from March 9th, 2016
We want to become the standard in Switzerland
dacadoo partnered with Sanagate, a CSS insurance company. This is dacadoo’s the first partnership with a Swiss health insurance company. During the interview with dacadoo founder and CEO Peter Ohnemus, he outlined his vision for the future of the global insurance industry.
In February 2016 dacadoo announced the cooperation with Sanagate. Sanagate provides health insurance in Switzerland since 2009 and is known as an online insurance specifically for alternative insurance models and its simple handling of insurance matters. Sanagate is an independent subsidiary of CSS insurance with administrative headquarters in Lucerne.
The online insurer is making the next step in the digital health prevention for their customers and adds the mobile health platform of the Swiss company dacadoo to their offering. dacadoo offers a comprehensive digital and mobile health platform which enables individuals to track their health and well-being in an easy and fun way, using motivation techniques from online games, social features and personalized feedback to engage participants to stay active and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Both companies plan to launch the combined, integrated solution in the next few months in Switzerland. “We need to do something about the widespread lack of exercise and I am therefore very pleased that we will be offering the dacadoo health platform to our insured. The platform uses a playful approach in motivating individuals to exercise more and sharpens the awareness of the importance of one’s own health at the same time”, explains Volker Schmidt, CEO of Sanagate.
It is no coincidence that Sanagate decided to be the first Swiss health insurer powered by dacadoo, Ohnemus said in an interview. The reason lies in the high degree of digitalization of Sanagate. They could already gain experience with other digital projects. Sanagate is taking a leading role in the Swiss health insurance industry.
“Our goal is that dacadoo will become the standard in Switzerland,” says Ohnemus. Therefore Sanagate was also just a first step. dacadoo is also in talks with other insurance companies but he did not want to name names. According to Mr. Ohnemus there is strong interest in the industry for solutions like dacadoo and he adds: “The strategic cooperation in Switzerland with Sanagate is very promising for us. As an online provider, Sanagate has a customer base that is open to new technologies. We are convinced that our offering to this target group fits and is well received. “