Aetna and Apple By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 9/28/2016 Our IT department was happy to share this great article about Aetna subsidizing the cost of an Apple watch. The health and wellness tracker in the watch will be used as part of the insurers wellness reimbursement program. Wellness programs encourage plan participants to lead healthier and more productive lives. This move will also help research as the health data gathered will be used to study several critical illnesses. Do you own an Apple Watch? Does it encourage you to be healthier? Thanks for reading.