MELBOURNE, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Jared Mongold to its expanding team. Jared joins the Melbourne, Florida, branch office as anemployee benefits specialist.

“We’re excited to have Jared join the employee benefits team at IOA. He understands the complexities of our industry. Jared recognizes and values the unique needs of each client and builds solutions around those specific needs,” said IOA Employee Benefits Group President Christopher Labrecque. “He’s a good fit for our entrepreneurial culture. It’s always a good day when you add to the family.”

Before joining IOA, Jared was a senior benefits advisor at Brown & Brown of Florida. He brings over seven years of insurance experience advising middle market clients on group benefits and commercial insurance with a focus on the growing high-tech and construction industries. Jared is dedicated to creating innovative benefits programs that maximize both financial performance and access to quality healthcare.

“Employees and employers dread their annual open enrollment, understandably so, as the costs of health plans continue to erode both margins and wage increases. While many solutions are available, employers need an experienced consultant to vet the market and implement a solution tailored to their needs,” said Jared. “IOA is organizationally prepared to lead both our clients and our industry partners to outperform the benefits status quo by adopting these proven solutions. I’m extremely grateful to join IOA’s strong culture of innovation, independence, andintegrity.”

Jared is licensed in life and health and property and casualty. A native Floridian, he earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.

To contact Jared about your insurance needs, he can be reached at (727) 565-7073 or email

Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. Today, IOA is led by Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, and it is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th onInsurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 25th onBusiness Insurance’s 2020 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named aNational Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit