Member Since 2022
San Francisco Bay Area
Noah Lang is a champion of health care access & coverage for underserved, low-income Americans who are often left out of the traditional employer benefits safety net. He is the co-founder and CEO of Stride Health, which has helped over 3 million gig workers and self-employed Americans access coverage. The company is backed by $96M in capital from Venrock, NEA, Fidelity, Mastercard & Allstate. Stride is building an individualized portable benefits system in concert with brands including Amazon, Uber, DoorDash, Mastercard, Allstate, Oscar and Intuit. Noah collaborated with the US Department of Health & Human Services to help establish a unique public-private sector partnership to expand access to Affordable Care Act health coverage and premium tax credits called "Enhanced Direct Enrollment," which is now used by millions of ACA enrollees. Noah was a President's Scholar at Stanford University where he graduated with a degree in Product Design and was captain of the Stanford Triathlon Team. Noah is a proud father of 2 girls, an avid runner and endurance sports junkie.
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Since 2014, we've helped over 3 million people save over $3 billion on everything from their health insurance to their taxes. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, California and we have teammates all across the United States. Stride was founded on the principle that independent workers deserve the same financial security as full-time employees. That's not just about your income—it's also about having the right benefits that cover your health needs, about managing and minimizing your taxes, and about saving money on everything from auto repairs to education. Since day one, we've been focused on helping rideshare & delivery drivers, freelancers, real estate agents, hair stylists, athletes, caregivers, pet sitters, creators, independent contractors, and part-time employees get their own "portable benefits," which is just a fancy way of saying benefits that belong to you and that you get to keep, regardless of what type of work you're doing or where you're doing it. This includes affordable health, dental, vision & life insurance, free tools to help you track your mileage & expenses and estimate your taxes, and special deals & discounts on everyday expenses.