SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

May 30, 2013 11:01 ET

RacePartner™ Launches Race Registration Insurance With Allianz Global Assistance

Participants Can Rest Easy Knowing Their Registration Is Insured With 'Registration Protector'

WEST PALM BEACH, FL and RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) -  Statistics show that about 15% of race participants are out of the race before it begins, often due to illness, injury or some other unforeseen event[1]. With that in mind, Forte Interactive's RacePartner™, a leader in customized race registration, and Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leader in consumer specialty insurance, are partnering to provide event organizers and participants peace of mind by protecting registration fees for both parties with race insurance called 'Registration Protector.' Registration Protector is available to racers through RacePartner's customizable race registration experience. Pricing for Registration Protector varies by event, but often costs less than $10.

"Registration insurance gives our clients' participants the confidence that they have a back-up plan when they need to cancel a race for a covered reason," said Robert Anderson, Co-Founder of RacePartner. "Registration Protector solves an important customer service issue for our clients by providing reimbursement for covered cancellations without having to manage or pay for those reimbursements themselves."

Beginning in late summer, Registration Protector will be a new optional benefit to all racers who sign up for events in advance using RacePartner's registration platform. With Registration Protector, a participant who misses an event for a reason such as a covered injury or illness, job loss, transportation delays, military/family/legal obligations, and more can get their registration fees reimbursed.*

"In our opinion, Allianz Global Assistance had the best coverage across the board, and the fact that they also deal directly with the participant was a major benefit. Our goal is to make the online registration portion less frustrating for our clients," said Robert Anderson, Co-Founder of RacePartner. "With Registration Protector, an event director won't have to spend time explaining, arguing or upsetting participants who ask for a refund, nor will they have to deal with the refund process."

Registration Protector will refund 100% of insured registration costs, including fees, up to the maximum coverage amount of $10,000 and includes Allianz Global Assistance's 24/7 service and assistance.* Allianz Global Assistance manages all customer service and claims activity, without risk or management resources from event organizers.

"We're pleased to be partnering with RacePartner to offer event participants and organizers the valuable benefits that Registration Protector has to offer," said Mike Nelson, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance USA. "Every year, we provide terrific coverage and outstanding 24/7/365 service and assistance to 13 million customers. We're happy to be able to offer this coverage, service and peace of mind to RacePartner customers and partners." 

[1] According to a recent poll conducted by Allianz Global Assistance.

*Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. For a complete description of the coverage, carefully review the terms and conditions of the certificate of insurance. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, Ill) , rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 102-C series or 102-P series, or Jefferson Form No. 105-C series or 105-P series, depending on the insured's state. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company.

About Forte Interactive, Inc. and RacePartner

Forte Interactive's RacePartner (formerly gorun.org) offers easy online registration and donation options for race directors and nonprofits. Cause-related endurance events are on the rise, and the RacePartner solution makes it easy for organizations to benefit from the latest trends and technology. RacePartner's wide range of web solutions includes: Race website design, online fundraising, volunteer management, custom software development, easy-to-use web content management, and race registration. Forte Interactive has been amplifying the impact of the Race and Nonprofit communities through technology since 1999. For more information, please visit www.racepartner.com or call (866)-55-FORTE.

About Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 13 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans.

In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance USA, please visit allianzassistance.com. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

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