Oct. 1 is Date for Medical Liability Forms

Nurses, Trainers, ADs Eligible for Coverage; Rate Unchanged since ‘05

Nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts area can obtain additional liability insurance through the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program Insurance – and it is amazingly inexpensive.

For the low, low fee of $13 – a fee that has not changed since 2005 – the NEA plan offers nurses, other health educators and athletic trainers additional coverage for teaching and supervisory responsibilities.

The policy is available to both active and active part-time NSEA members and covers school nurses for:

  • Rendering first-aid and regular nursing services as a part of the member’s educational employment.
  • Administration of oral prescription medicine to students, if advance written authorization has been provided.

In addition to nurses, eligible school employees include dental hygienists, occupational therapists or physical therapists. NSEA members who are athletic trainers are also eligible to purchase the coverage. Dental hygienists and athletic trainers, however, are not provided coverage for rendering, supervising or teaching under the EEL Program. They can, however, through the endorsement, pick up coverage in all three activity areas. Only members in these five occupational categories may purchase the Medical and Related Arts Endorsement.

Interested NSEA members should send a letter requesting the coverage, along with a check for $13, payable to NSEA, to: Megan Lyons, NSEA, 605 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68508-2742. Be sure to indicate your occupation (school nurse). Also include your home and work telephone numbers.

Checks for 2018-19 must be received by Oct. 1 to provide coverage retroactive to the start of the school year. Checks received after that date will provide coverage for the remaining months of the employment year.

For details, call NSEA at 1-800-742-0047.