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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Cosby Cartledge to Its Employee Benefits Division

LONGWOOD, Fla. (March 28, 2023) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Cosby Cartledge to its growing employee benefits division. Cosby will be based in Columbus, Georgia, joining IOA’s increasing presence in the state.

“We’re honored and excited to have Cosby join the IOA employee benefits team. As an experienced professional, we’re confident he will provide our clients with the highest excellence in risk management and insurance solutions as they face the demands and challenges of managing their teams in today’s unique environment,” said IOA Group Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour.

Cosby began his insurance career as a claims analyst for a national insurance carrier, and since then, he has built on that knowledge focusing on employee benefits for top-tier insurance agencies in the Southeast U.S. He has gone above and beyond for his clients for more than a decade by offering custom solutions to recruit and retain top talent, provide enrollment and claims assistance, understand regulations and legislation, and keep a watchful eye on managing the bottom line.

“As the employee benefits landscape continues to evolve following the pandemic, I’m confident that my background and proficiency will be an invaluable complement to IOA’s already expert-level employee benefits team,” said Cosby. “I look forward to experiencing the quality culture that has become synonymous with IOA, while working with some of the top employee benefits agents and carriers in the business.”

Cosby earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Mississippi. He holds the certified insurance consultant license for health and life from the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and is a licensed Georgia life and health insurance agent.


Insurance Office of America (IOA), part of IOA Group, is the fourth largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States. Founded in 1988, IOA is a recognized leader in providing property and casualty, employee benefits, and personal lines insurance and risk management solutions as well as insurtech innovation. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,300 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and United Kingdom. In California, dba IOA Insurance Services. (#0E67768) For more information, visit


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