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Sport Science & Medicine
USATF Sports Medicine Resources, 2019 Edition
Updated December 5, 2018
Athlete who are injured or have medical care needs have multiple USATF/USOC based resources.
USOC Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI)
EAHI will be offered to:
- All Tier 1, 2, and 3 athletes,
- All athletes in the Talent Protection Program (TPP),
- All resident athletes at the Chula Vista Training Center.
Covered athletes can use this insurance with a local provider, with costs of 10% co-pay in-network (Anthem BCBS), 30% co-pay out-of-network. There is no premium, unless covering a spouse or children, but athlete will receive a 1099 form to pay income tax on the value. There is no deductible expect for acute sport injuries, but acute sport injuries covered by USATF Group Accident Insurance or visits to St. Vincent or USOC National Medical Network (see below). When a claim is filed with EAHI, athletes must return the questionnaire in the mail that will be sent to them by Anthem BCBS or claim may be denied. Eligible athletes identified and notified on or before February 1 and athletes must enroll within 30 days. Questions about EAHI: contact Tyler Noble at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org or Viola Cruz at Viola.Cruz@usoc.org.
St. Vincent Sports Performance Center Partnership
Available at no cost to Tier/TPP/CVOTC resident athletes. Assists injured athletes by providing primary care or a second opinion at St. Vincent’s Indianapolis facility, and work with athletes’ primary care providers on a recovery plan. Approved athletes get full access to St. Vincent physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, as well as necessary diagnostic services (MRI, X-ray, lab work, etc). Includes medical care, housing, flights, airport transportation, and meals for 72 hours. Athletes must obtain flights via USATF travel. Primary mechanism to request care is via intake form in the Teamworks app. Athletes must also contact Tyler Noble at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org to request care. Non-Tier can utilize but must pay all costs out of pocket.
USOC National Medical Network
Available at no cost to Tier/TPP/CVOTC resident athletes. Includes treatment with USOC partner medical groups at or near their training center sites in Colorado Springs (primary location), Chula Vista, Lake Placid, as well as other partner locations (Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh). Primary mechanism to request care is via intake form in the Teamworks app. Athletes must also contact Tyler Noble at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org to request care.
USATF Excess Accident Medical Coverage
This insurance coverage is FREE to all USATF members. Covers acute injuries that occur at competitions and regular practice. Coverage of up to $10,000 ($25,000 for athletes who are Tier, Development, Talent Protection Program and Chula Vista Olympic Training Center residents) with a $200 deductible and 20% co-pay on the first $5,000 of expenses. First medical expense for a covered injury must occur within 30 days of the injury and a claim must be filed within 90 days of the injury. Does not cover chronic injuries, only acute injuries. Athletes MUST be a USATF member at the time of the injury to be covered. More information. Renew USATF membership NOW for 2019.
USATF Medical Stipend
Awarded to all Tier athletes. Projected 2019 amounts:
Tier I $2000 Tier II $1250 Tier III $1000 Tier IV $500 TPP $3000
This stipend will continue to be managed as a healthcare saving account with receipts required for reimbursement. Receipts MUST be submitted via Teamworks app. Tier 1-3 athletes can opt-in for NormaTec unit for $1000 of medical stipend, if did not opt-in during a prior year.
US Olympic Training Center Short Term Medical Program
Access to basic rehabilitation services at US Olympic Training Centers (both Chula Vista and Colorado Springs). Athletes must be approved in advance for this short-term program. Initial process is endorsement by USATF. Contact Tyler Noble at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org. Athletes deemed qualified and endorsed by the USOC can receive cost-free housing and meals.
Nutrition and Sport Psychology
Phone, email or in-person advising and counseling is available through USATF and USOC affiliated providers, with costs covered by USATF. Request care via Teamworks app or contact Tyler Noble at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org
International travel medical insurance
Automatic coverage for all Tier, TPP, and Chula Vista resident program athletes. No need to pre-report travel dates or register. Includes coverage for care when traveling internationally, as well as medical evacuation coverage. Plan includes no deductible and no co-pay. Use 24 hour phone support line to activate care, sent to all eligible athletes and available on Teamworks app. Premium paid by USATF, using USOC funding.
Questions or for more information, contact Tyler Noble, USATF Sports Medicine Coordinator at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org or (317) 713-4684 or Dr. Robert Chapman, USATF Associate Director of Sports Science and Medicine, Robert.Chapman@usatf.org or (812) 856-2452.
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From Tyler Noble, Manager, Sport Science & Data Analytics at USATF on 12/5/2019: I wanted to pass along our Tokyo 2020 playbook as well as presentation information that was shared last month at our playbook meeting. The links below should link out to a DropBox folder where the documents can be viewed or saved offline; a brief […]
provided by Dr. Anne Shadle TPP – Plan + expectations + how sports psych is included to help set the athlete up for success Sports psych goals for TPP – meet with sport psych via Skype/Facetime/1-on-1’s Sport psych workshops Stressors — create plan: the healthier you are as a person, the better you will perform […]
Example #1: Steve is a Tier athlete, covered by EAHI. He has pain in his shin and is concerned he might have a stress fracture. Option 1: Steve can see a local in-network doctor and get a scan at an in-network facility. He will have to pay a 10% co-pay for both ($1500 max out […]