Andrea Fristoe

Protect Yourself with Professional Liability Insurance

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Jul 7, 2017

This is an article from the July 2017 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.


ftj.jpgWe work in the trenches of secondary education on a daily basis. Most days are great, full of inquiry-based, hands-on classroom experiences, while other days leave us scratching our heads.


As much as we would like to believe that we will spend our careers in the classroom without any bumps along the way, there is always a chance for a lawsuit or other issue to arise – it is just the nature of our jobs. That’s why having professional liability insurance coverage is essential.


Every active, life active, and student NAAE member receives $100,000 of professional liability insurance through the Trust for Insuring Educators. Additional coverage is available, which include job protection benefits. For an additional $35, you can increase your coverage to $1 million and for $50 you can upgrade to $2 million in coverage. These additional benefits provide legal support if you are subject to termination, reassignment, demotion or suspension.


Know your benefits – how you’re protected, and if you may need an insurance upgrade. For more information about your current coverage plan and upgrades, follow this link.