Wednesday, 22 May 2019
BREAKING NEWS

Health IQ raises $55 million Series D to reward Americans living a healthy lifestyle with lower rates – TechStartups.com

Health IQ, a healthtech and insurance startup rewarding those with healthy lifestyles, has secured $55 million in Series D funding to expand its special rate life insurance for people who live a healthy lifestyle. The round, which brings the total funding to $139.5 million, was led by Greenspring Associates, Aquiline Technology Growth, Hanwha Asset Management, as well as additional financing from existing investors such as Andreesen Horowitz and others.

Founded in 2014 by Ardaman Singh, Betsy Filson, Brett Cooper, Chander Sudanthi, Gaurav Suri, Mark Brenneman, Munjal Shah, Shuo Jiao, and Vishal Parikh, Health IQ’s mission is to improve the world’s health by rewarding runners, cyclists, weightlifters, well-managed diabetics, and other Americans living a healthy lifestyle with lower rates. Since pioneering the use of science and data to measure the impact of healthy lifestyles, Health IQ has experienced rapid growth.

“Consumers are responding well to our lower rates. Our company has reached $21 billion in client coverage and is adding an additional $2 billion every few weeks. Since our last funding announcement in 2017 our coverage amount has tripled. Health IQ has grown from seven billion to 21 billion in coverage,” said Health IQ CEO Munjal Shah.

Since first selling policies in 2016, Health IQ has been able to use its science and proprietary data to increase the discount that consumers get when buying life insurance. In the last three years, the company’s savings for clients has increased from 4% up to 41%. Today the average life insurance client that works with Health IQ will save $4,289 with rate savings and up to $6,279 through underwriting savings over the course of a 30-year policy.

“At Greenspring, we’re always looking for market leaders and companies that demonstrate momentum. That’s why we’re investing in Health IQ, one of the nation’s fastest growing new life insurance companies. We’re excited to be part of Health IQ’s growth going forward,” said Jim Lim at Greenspring Associates, an $8.8 billion firm that supports promising companies throughout their lifecycles.

Over the last three years Health IQ has further innovated by offering new products like special rate life insurance for well managed diabetics, special rate disability insurance, and other products.

“What drew us to Health IQ was its data advantage. This is an insurance company that is using science and data to more accurately price insurance for its clients. We believe the next generation of insurance will be this form of accurate pricing. We call this new trend ‘Precision Insurance,’” said Max Chee of Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), which is the early and growth stage fund managed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private equity firm investing in the financial services and technology sectors.

Mr. Chee added, “As focused insurance technology investors, we see Health IQ as highly differentiated from other Insurtech companies. In canvassing the market, we found Health IQ’s innovation in bringing fair prices to consumers highly compelling. Aquiline is excited to support Health IQ and utilize our insurance industry expertise to help the company further innovate and expand as they continue their mission to offer unique products to health-conscious individuals.”


Source: https://techstartups.com/2019/05/08/health-iq-raises-55-million-series-d-reward-americans-living-healthy-lifestyle-lower-rates/

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