121014_LocktonInsurance_300The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Lockton Insurance Brokers opened the gates on the NTRA's new risk management and employee benefits insurance program today at the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, AZ. The NTRA's new insurance program will help racetracks and racinos identify and reduce hidden risks in their existing insurance protection, driving costs down and increasing safety.

"This is a game-changer for the industry and will have a positive impact on the sport," said Jared Mitilier, leader of Lockton's Gaming, Entertainment, and Sports Practice. "This program is an all-inclusive service offering with innovations designed specifically for the horse racing industry. Racetracks and racinos turn to us as a one-stop shop for risk management and employee benefits."

The new NTRA insurance program offers tailored insurance products including:

  •     Property and casualty
  •     Workers' compensation
  •     Promotion and events
  •     Jockey accident
  •     Group medical
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Life and accidental death and dismemberment
  •     Voluntary benefits products

Through this new program, Lockton also provides racing operators with services including insurance policy analysis, loss control and safety, and claims advocacy.

"Lockton has demonstrated considerable insight into the unique industry of horse racing that will help our members deal with the wide range of risks they face," said Bryan Pettigrew, Senior Vice President of NTRA Advantage, the NTRA's corporate partner sales and sponsorship subsidiary.

Lockton's Gaming, Entertainment & Sports team is a specialized and dedicated group of professionals that gathers and shares the latest market intelligence on risk, insurance benchmarking, and safety best practices to drive the most comprehensive coverage and business results for clients.