USA Triathlon has announced relationships with specialist life insurance agency Health IQ as a corporate partner, and race wheels manufacturer State Cycling Wheels as a supplier for the USA Paratriathlon National Team.
Health IQ works with some of the top insurance carriers in the United States, including Assurity, Ameritas and SBLI, to offer special rates on life insurance to triathletes and others who engage in an active lifestyle. (Rates are subject to Health IQ’s verification exam and further underwriting criteria.)
As a licensed insurance agency in all 50 US states, Health IQ has ‘helped tens of thousands of health-conscious individuals secure billions of dollars in life insurance coverage.’
According to a 2014 study in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, endurance athletes have a 27% lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and a 40% lower risk of mortality from cancer.
“We believe the best way to improve the world’s health is to celebrate the health conscious through social and financial rewards,” said Munjal Shah, Founder of Health IQ. “We know that endurance athletes value their health and are committed to taking care of their bodies. Partnering with USA Triathlon is something that we are very excited about, as triathletes of all levels embody the Health IQ mission.”
“USA Triathlon and Health IQ share a commitment to fitness and promoting healthy living for adults through participation in physical activity and sport,” said Chuck Menke, Chief Marketing Officer at USA Triathlon. “Together we have an incredible opportunity to reward USA Triathlon members for their active lifestyles by providing access to special-rate life insurance.”
USA Triathlon annual members can qualify for special rates by verifying their triathlon knowledge and health consciousness through a short quiz at HealthIQ.com/USATriathlon. Proof of USA Triathlon membership for a year or longer, or certified competition results can also help members qualify for special rates.
State Cycling Wheels
As an Official Supplier for the USA Paratriathlon National Team, State Cycling Wheels will equip US elite paratriathletes with race wheels for use during national and international competition.
State Cycling Wheels manufactures alloy and carbon race wheelsets ‘specifically for the demands of race-proven athletes’. Designed to be both lightweight and aerodynamic, each wheelset has been tuned for optimal strength, durability and quality.
The wheels, compatible with standard road and triathlon bikes, are seen as a key piece of equipment to maximize the performance of elite paratriathletes.
“State Wheels is proud to support U.S. paratriathletes as they represent our nation in competitions across the world,” said Joseph LaFico, Owner and Founder of State Cycling Wheels. “We are committed to producing equipment that elite athletes can rely on – because we know that when we combine exceptional talent with optimal gear, these athletes will land on the podium when it matters most.”
“The USA Paratriathlon National Team has competed with State Cycling Wheels in several competitions this season and earned impressive results on the international stage,” said Amanda Duke Boulet, Paratriathlon Program Senior Manager at USA Triathlon. “With State Wheels as a Supplier, our athletes can approach their races with complete confidence in their gear, allowing them to focus entirely on their athletic performance.”
In 2010, State Wheels began hand building alloy and carbon race wheels exclusively in Austin, Texas. It delivers products to both racers and dedicated recreational cyclists.