What Drives Us
Health IQ is an insurance company rewarding those with healthy lifestyles like runners, cyclists, weightlifters, yogis, vegetarians, and well-managed diabetics.
We believe the best way to improve the health of the world is to celebrate those that have taken responsibility for their health rather than harassing those who have not.
How We Started
I'm Munjal, the founder of Health IQ, and my team and I have worked for years to celebrate the health conscious with financial rewards.
The journey began in 2010 when I got chest pains and ended up in the ER while running a 10K race. I was only 37 at the time, but knew my father had his first heart attack at 45. Over the next few years, I lost 40 pounds, changed my diet, and ran 3 marathons.
Through it all, I realized that being health conscious was really hard work, and the health conscious are unsung heroes in society. I began to wonder if we could improve the health of the world by financially celebrating the health conscious instead of harassing those who were not.
“It seemed like a simple, powerful idea, yet one that hadn't been done.”
So we started Health IQ in 2013. Over the next 3 years, a wonderful group of people on their own health journeys joined our mission.
We spent these years gathering science and data to convince insurance companies that health conscious people deserve lower rates. This included our own research, as well as public research showing health conscious people had lower mortality.
Many insurance companies were initially not receptive, but eventually we found some great innovative partners who believed in our data. Today we have helped tens of thousands of people secure billions in insurance coverage.
- Munjal Shah
A Team on a Mission
Every member of our team was touched by a health challenge in their own life or life of a family member. Before joining the company, each one of us embarked on our own journey to improve our health.
During this journey, we all came to the realization that the first step in improving our health was to improve our health literacy. Click on one of us to learn about our journey.