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AFL Announces Partnership with Payroll Office of America

Monday February 24, 2014

 CLEVELAND – lOA Sports Partners, a subsidiary of Insurance Office of America announced today the Arena Football League (AFL) has named Payroll Office of America (POA) as the organization's Official Payroll Services Company. Payroll Office of America shall commence working with the AFL effective immediately. The term of the new partnership between POA and the AFL is a four-year agreement.

"The AFL employs a vast number of people in a multitude of positions," Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. "Working with a partner like POA allows us to be confident that these services are provided in an exemplary manner."

Payroll Office of America, a subsidiary company of Insurance Office of America specializes in providing the highest level of payroll services for corporations and professional sports organizations. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, POA is one of the fastest growing payroll services companies in the US with considerable growth in the world of sports.

"POA is very excited to be working with an organization the caliber of the Arena Football League", commented POA President Kelly Lanza on the announcement. "Commissioner Kurz and his staff have been a pleasure to work with; we look forward to being a League partner and servicing this account for years to come."

"The POA partnership was a natural extension of lOA's initial program with the Arena Football League which began last year when lOA served as 'The Presenting Partner of ArenaBowl XXVI,'" stated lOA Sports Partners President Paul Garofolo following the announcement. "We felt when we met with the AFL as an organization there was a lot of opportunity for growth together and this is the first step in that direction."

About Payroll Office of America
Payroll Office of America's paperless HR Solutions is a complete HRIS and payroll solution that provides corporations with the functionality of a robust HR management system without having to enter duplicate data into company's payroll software. POA offers competitive pricing and services including, complete tax filing, direct deposits, electronic check signing, garnishment services, workers compensation detail reporting, new hire reporting, W2's/1099 tax filing, general ledger interface, certified payroll reporting.

About lOA Sports Partners
lOA Sports Partners is a subsidiary of Insurance Office of America, the eighth largest privately­ held insurance agency in the United States with its headquarters in Longwood, Florida. With 35 offices coast-to-coast and over 800 employees, lOA is one of the fastest growing agencies in the country. lOA has become the agency of choice for the full complement of insurance needs by an ever increasing number of business and personal clients around the US. lOA through its subsidiary, lOA Sports Partners continues to experience significant growth in its client base of sports leagues, teams, facilities, and athletic and entertainment venues including members of the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, American Hockey League and LPGA. To learn more about lOA please visit

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2014 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVII Saturday, August 23, 2014 on ESPN.