COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 21, 2020)— USA Triathlon today announced it has partnered with Insurance Office of America (IOA), a national broker based out of Longwood, Florida, as the organization’s Official Insurance Broker through 2024.
IOA will cover athletes while serving as the official insurance provider of USA Triathlon-sanctioned events, as well as for USA Triathlon-certified clubs that elect to acquire club insurance. IOA will also directly extend special offers to USA Triathlon members through the IOA Marketplace as well as via e-communications and social media promotions throughout the year.
IOA has extensive experience in the sports industry, also serving as the Official Insurance Broker of USA Swimming, the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic, Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club and US Club Soccer.
“Insurance Office of America is excited to contribute to the growth of this sport through its partnership with USA Triathlon,” said Heath Ritenour, IOA chairman and CEO. “As the national governing body’s provider for both insurance and risk management solutions, our goal is to help create greater risk resiliency for the organization and its members.”
“Our partners at IOA bring industry-leading expertise and cost-effective solutions that are specific to the needs of sports organizations,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer. “We look forward to providing our constituents with access to world-class coverage and customer service through IOA, so they can place their focus on operating successful events as race directors, or achieving their personal goals in multisport as athletes.”
“As both a triathlete and career professional, I’m excited to combine 30 years of experience and passion in this sport with my capacity as an IOA Risk Advisor to help USA Triathlon protect its brand, reputation, bottom line and most importantly its people and members like myself,” said Glenn Humphrey, Commercial Insurance Risk Advisor for IOA.
Access to an affordable, comprehensive insurance program is a key benefit for race directors of USA Triathlon-sanctioned events. IOA’s coverage protects race directors, athletes, volunteers, sponsors and race staff, and includes both general liability and athlete excess medical coverage. For more information about insurance for sanctioned events, click here.
USA Triathlon-certified clubs also have access to purchase general liability, participant accident and directors’ and officers’ liability coverage to protect club leaders and participants. To learn more about club insurance, click here.
For more information about IOA, visit ioausa.com.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
About Insurance Office of America
Insurance Office of America is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour and is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 23rd on Business Insurance’s 2019 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,000 associates located in over 50 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit ioausa.com.