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TIE Associations

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Support for Educators

Special Features, Rates

The Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE) was founded in 1973 by Forrest T. Jones & Company and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to provide member insurance programs for education associations not affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA).

The Trust grew quickly. Within three years, 25 associations had joined, representing more than 500,000 members. Today, TIE comprises more than 60 associations and exceeds 1 million members, making it the largest consortium of educators in the U.S.

The TIE insurance program consists of more than a dozen insurance plans, including life, accident, disability, health, long-term care, auto and professional liability coverages underwritten by some of the nation's leading insurance companies. Many plans are specially designed for educators, with features, benefits, and rates not readily available elsewhere in the market.

TIE insurance plans are available exclusively to members of participating TIE associations.

Each association that is admitted to TIE becomes a voting member of the Trust, which is an independent legal entity. The master insurance policies for all TIE insurance plans are issued to the Trust, for the benefit of members of participating associations. FTJ administers all activities and is accountable to the voting members of the Trust.