Oct. 1 Deadline for NEA Medical, Related Arts Liability Plan

For nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts area, it would not be wise to start the school year without the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program Insurance.

For only $13, NEA provides nurses and other health educators and athletic trainers additional liability insurance coverage for teaching and supervisory responsibilities.

The policy for active and active part-time NSEA members covers school nurses for:

  • Rendering first-aid and regular nursing services as a part of the member’s educational employment.
  • Administering 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 may also buy the additional coverage.

NSEA members wishing to purchase this extended coverage 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 the 2015-16 school year must be received by Oct. 1, 2015. Checks received after that date will provide coverage for the remaining months of the employment year.

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