Providing cutting edge digital solutions with Zurich Life and Garmin


Hintsa Performance starts working with Zurich Life, one of Ireland’s leading insurance companies and Garmin, the leading wearable manufacturer, to enhance the health and wellbeing of Zurich’s customers. Zurich Life will become the first company in Ireland to incorporate cutting edge digital solutions in its life insurance offerings. The pilot will be available to a limited number of customers through selected financial brokers.

Over the past 20 years, Hintsa Performance has grown into a leading provider of services to improve the life and performance of individuals, teams and entire organisations. Hintsa offers science-based coaching services for clientele ranging from Formula 1 World Champions and top CEO’s to executive teams and employees in hundreds of companies around the world. Hintsa believes the goal of reaching better life and better performance belongs to all. The company has focused on scaling its services by developing its own digital platform comprising web services, mobile applications, and reporting tools.

Within the pilot, selected Zurich Life customers taking out a life insurance policy will receive a customised mobile application developed by Hintsa Performance, and a free Garmin Vivosmart HR device. Hintsa’s mobile application complements the Garmin wearable device and gives access to personalised content on health and wellbeing as well as hundreds of training programs and videos. The application also provides the ability to track personal wellbeing goals (e.g. steps, heart rate, sleep, nutrition) and receive guidance from Hintsa experts. Based on the data, Zurich Life will be able to reward customers with cashback and support their fitness and wellbeing achievements.

Hintsa’s digital platform has already been deployed by organisations of all sizes including insurance companies, banks, health providers and Formula One teams. Hintsa’s platform provides organisations with a frictionless way to engage their employees year-round with tasks, surveys, company-wide challenges, and healthy activities. HR and line management receive regular insights based on anonymised data, aggregated from multiple sources. Employers and wellbeing experts are able to impact even larger populations based on the insights provided to them.

Jussi Räisänen, Co-Founder and CEO at Hintsa Performance notes: “At Hintsa, we’re passionate about unlocking human potential and enhancing the everyday life and performance of people. Together with Zurich Life and Garmin we can motivate participants to incorporate a healthy mentality into their daily routines and keep their fitness and wellbeing goals top of mind. Having worked closely with major insurance companies and large corporate customers, we have identified that more than 70% of people who use our digital platform change their lifestyle choices for the better. We’re excited to be part of this pioneering initiative, and look forward to seeing what it can deliver for Zurich’s customers.”

Evan Hanley, Product Solutions Actuary at Zurich Life comments: We’re delighted to work together with Garmin and Hintsa Performance, to bring this cutting edge technology to the life insurance market. The aim is to support customers to become healthier and more active and claim cashback rewards if they continue to engage with the pilot. It will also create an opportunity to assess the role of wearable and digital technology for insurance in Ireland into the future, and to see if it leads to greater customer engagement.”

Read Zurich Life's press release: https://www.zurichlife.ie/about-us/media-centre/2017/0518/

About Zurich in Ireland

Zurich is one of Ireland’s leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

About Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 54,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872.

About Hintsa Performance

Hintsa Performance is a leading provider of human high performance services. Hintsa offers science-based coaching services and scalable digital tools to improve the life and performance of individuals, teams and entire organisations. Over the past 20 years, Hintsa has grown into a multinational company that serves a clientele ranging from Formula 1 World Champions and top CEO’s to executive teams and employees in hundreds of companies around the world. Hintsa employs nearly 100 professionals including performance coaches, doctors, and software developers. The company is headquartered in Helsinki and it has offices in Geneva, London, Stockholm and Zug.