Zurich Australia partners with Pops Diabetes Care

Zurich Australia has partnered with virtual healthcare platform Pops Diabetes Care  to offer life insurance customers with diabetes the ability to monitor their blood sugar levels and self-manage their diabetes. The program will be available on an exclusive, free-trial basis to 100 Zurich Group customers from February.

Pops is a health management system consisting of a glucose meter that attaches to a smartphone. Paired with the Pops app and AI health coach, it wirelessly records blood sugar. The real-time app also features an AI virtual coach, Mina, to assist and facilitate with the following:

  • Identify trends, enabling the user to take a more active role in managing their condition.
  • Keep track of HbA1c (blood sugar) goals.
  • Set health targets and provide guidance and tips on how best to achieve them.
  • Provide conversation and education on diabetes.

“The Australian pilot with Pops Diabetes Care is one of the ways we collaborate with the start-up community under our LiveWell strategy, to source new ideas that help improve customer wellbeing. Pops can replace traditional testing kits currently in use by many Australians. We’re very proud to partner with a start-up that will help our customers with diabetes self-manage their condition 24/7, all from their smartphone.” – Jacqui Lennon, Head of Customer & Digital, Zurich Life & Investments.

“I’m very excited to introduce Pops to Australian users. Pops has proven to be an easy way for people to monitor their blood glucose levels and self-manage their diabetes, connecting live coaches to manage customers remotely around the clock. We appreciate the recognition from Zurich and the ongoing support from Zurich Australia to bring Pops to Australian users.” – Lonny Stormo, CEO and founder of Pops Diabetes Care.

To get started, recently underwritten Zurich and OnePath Life customers with a diabetes loading on their life insurance policy can simply download the Pops app by searching “Pops Rebel” in their smartphone app store. A PIN will then be provided from Zurich Australia. The first 100 customers to register will receive the Pops glucose meter and welcome kit in the mail. A step-by-step video tutorial on how to use Pops is available in the app.