NAIA and Winter-Dent Forge Groundbreaking Partnership
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is proud to announce a transformative partnership, naming Winter-Dent & Company as the ‘Official Employee Benefits Partner of the NAIA.’ This partnership marks the beginning of a three-year journey aimed at enhancing healthcare solutions for NAIA member institutions through the exploration of a self-funded healthcare consortium. The initiative aims to empower college presidents within the NAIA to take control of their institutions’ healthcare needs by providing affordable and sustainable options for their students, employees, faculty and universities as a whole. The partnership builds on the NAIA’s recent success in developing a partnership that established a retirement plan consortium which has enabled NAIA institutions to, as a collective, gain access to benefits traditionally reserved for institutions of much larger size.
Winter-Dent is a 100% employee-owned company that brings a breadth of expertise in a myriad of areas in commercial insurance, including but not limited to, extensive experience in employee benefits and self-funded healthcare programs which have helped numerous organizations reach their cultural and financial goals.
“We are excited for the possibilities that Winter-Dent brings to our member institutions,” said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “Our members can greatly benefit from their expertise amid rising healthcare costs, and we look forward to exploring solutions that strengthen NAIA institutions in the coming years.”
Winter-Dent will also serve as the presenting sponsor for the NAIA Convention Keynote General Session for the term of the agreement.
“On behalf of the Winter-Dent organization, I am thrilled to partner with the NAIA in its efforts to work alongside their institutions to truly make a difference in the healthcare funding space,” said CEO Steve Nicholson. “We look forward to working with the member schools and their leadership teams to bring fresh ideas and perspectives around the possibility of building an employee benefits solution that will be created by the members and for the members.”
ABOUT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 83,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $1.3 billion in scholarships and compete in 28 national championships. naia.org | @NAIA
ABOUT WINTER-DENT Winter-Dent, established in 1912 is headquartered in Jefferson City, MO, with office locations across Missouri. Winter-Dent was founded with the commitment to provide innovative risk mitigation services and solutions to help meet both business and personal financial goals - all without ever losing the human touch. Winter-Dent is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company (ESOP) and serves clientele throughout the United States and around the world. Winter-Dent has specialized service divisions in employee benefits, insurance and risk consulting, surety bonds, and financial services. Their clients range from individuals to some of the largest businesses in the areas they serve. Winter-Dent is known for their proprietary process of comprehensive risk assessment called 4sight, with a goal to become each client’s trusted advisor by providing valuable resources and services beyond mere product placement.