BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Affiliation (B.A.A.) introduced in the present day that Point32Health has been named the official medical health insurance supplier of the B.A.A., in addition to Presenting Sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K. The Massachusetts-based well being care group might be an official sponsor of B.A.A. occasions all year long, together with on the Boston Marathon, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and November’s B.A.A. Half Marathon.
“The B.A.A. and Point32Health share a standard bond in prioritizing and specializing in the well being and wellbeing of our neighborhood,” stated Jack Fleming, President and Chief Govt Officer of the B.A.A. “As two organizations with deep native roots, we stay up for increasing the constructive influence that wellness can have, regardless of for those who’re an skilled runner or new to the game.”
Point32Health is a number one, nonprofit well being and wellbeing group, delivering a greater well being care expertise to its members and the communities they serve. One of many prime twenty well being plans in the US, Point32Health builds on the standard of its founding organizations, Tufts Well being Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Well being Care. They provide a various vary of well being plans that assist enhance the well being and wellness of the two.2 million members they serve. Day-after-day, they work to ship on their objective of guiding and empowering more healthy lives for everybody.
“Point32Health is thrilled to help the B.A.A. and athletes from the world over of their quest for athletic achievement,” stated Cain A. Hayes, president and CEO of Point32Health. “We stay up for taking part in an necessary function in these inspiring occasions and celebrating with your entire metropolis of Boston, every runner’s distinctive journey from the begin to the end line.”
As the primary presenting sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K, Point32Health will area a group of 400 athletes for this yr’s race on April 15. The B.A.A. 5K yearly kicks off Boston Marathon weekend, with almost 10,000 athletes working via Again Bay and throughout the Boston Marathon end line earlier than finishing the three.1-mile race at Boston Frequent. The B.A.A. 5K offered by Point32Health is acknowledged as one of many quickest and best 5K races on the planet. The Official Fundraising Associate of the B.A.A. 5K, Particular Olympics Massachusetts, raised greater than $75,000 via final yr’s race and can welcome 100 athletes to Boston this April to help an inclusive setting for athletes with mental disabilities.
“I’m delighted that Point32Health is the official medical health insurance supplier of the B.A.A. in addition to the Presenting Sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K,” stated Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, two-time Boston Marathon winner, and Beach2Beacon 10K founder. “Having labored with Point32Health, and as a very long time Harvard Pilgrim member, I do know first-hand their dedication to the well being and wellbeing of their members and communities, and I’m happy to see them prolong this dedication to the working neighborhood that comes from world wide to Boston to meet goals.”
Members and spectators will even discover Point32Health on the Boston Marathon Expo and Fan Fest on race weekend, and on Patriots’ Day main a particular cheer zone alongside the course. 12 months spherical, Point32Health and the B.A.A. will collaborate to advertise a wholesome way of life via digital campaigns and messaging. The brand new partnership will even help the B.A.A.’s ongoing neighborhood occasions and initiatives.