Health Insurance Apps: From Fitness Apps to Smartphone ECGs

Increase fitness, prevent diseases, accompany recovery

Many health insurance companies offer apps that increase fitness, prevent illnesses, or accompany recovery. They address important concerns of their policyholders: Diabetics keep their blood sugar under control. Heart attack or stroke risks are detected in time. And motivation to exercise or eat healthily is increased.

Apps for relaxation and stress management
Apps and online courses can help identify stress factors in everyday life. Various insurance providers offer courses that help insured persons learn how to reduce stress and create a good work–life balance in the long term.

Smoke-free apps: The digital way to quit smoking
Many statutory health insurance funds pay for apps to help you quit smoking or have developed their smoke-free apps. The apps motivate smokers to quit. They show the health progress and the money saved since quitting smoking.

Apps: Weight loss and nutrition
Apps and online courses can help you switch to a healthier diet and lose weight. Apps help people shop more consciously for groceries, lose weight healthily, and keep online food diaries.

Fitness apps
Whether it's a running coach, pelvic floor app, or an online fitness studio, health insurance providers cover the cost of various online fitness offerings. Insured persons can use health insurance eCoaches, or get reimbursed for classes from external providers.

Apps for pregnant women
Apps can support women during pregnancy and with a newborn. Useful tips and information is available week by week. Online advice from midwives is often included. Even Alexa can help.

Apps for young parents
Apps can help young parents with questions about nutrition, dealing with behavioral problems, and the correct assessment of childhood illnesses and emergencies. Many health insurance companies have developed their apps or programs to help parents.

Smartphone ECGs for cardiovascular health
Mobile ECGs help track heart health and save lives in an emergency. Depending on the provider, measurements are taken via a watch, the smartphone camera, or electrodes. The data is transmitted to the smartphone and the app displays the ECG. Insured persons receive regular reports that they can send to their doctor.

Apps for migraines and headaches
Apps can help migraine patients document the course of their pain and identify possible triggers. This can support therapy. Other functions include warnings when dosages for medication have been exceeded, and up-to-date information on new treatment methods.

Apps for depression, anxiety, and burnout
Apps and online courses can support people with mental illnesses while waiting for a therapy place or accompany psychotherapy. Many health insurance providers finance the costs.

Apps for back pain
Apps and online courses can enable people who suffer from back pain to train individually at home. Insured persons learn more about the anatomy of the back, their posture, and the connection between stress and back pain.

Apps for stroke prevention and detection
Apps can help with the early detection of stroke risks. Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe offers an online test for determining a person's risk profile. A stroke-detection app can help in recognizing a stroke.

Diabetes apps
Diabetes apps can help patients live with the disorder. They can be used to measure blood glucose, as a diabetes diary, and as a diet plan to help patients with their therapy.

TOP 10 statutory health insurance funds for health apps

Best health insurances for "Apps for health promotion or therapy support"

Supplementary benefits are subject to change at any time. Check with your statutory health insurance fund before claiming benefits. You can find the statutes of your statutory health insurance in the profiles of the statutory health insurance funds. This link leads to the list of 58 statutory health insurance companies participating in the comparison. A detailed description of our evaluation process can be found here (in German).