Murder Provision Added To Teachers' Life Insurance Policies

By Rstaib Posted : 08/01/2006

The current condition and safety of teachers at our schools is deteriorating at a rapid pace. Who would have thought that being a teacher could carry so many threats and be such a high-risk job? Well in this day and age, it is more than anyone would have thought it to be. After a high-profile school violence case in Florida ended in a teacher being shot, the National Education Association (NEA) added a provision to its life insurance policy to protect its members. A murder provision plan was added to the list of benefits, which covers the NEA member if they are killed in the classroom, on a school-sanctioned trip, at a sporting event, field trip or during a school related activity. The current "on the job," accidental death benefit is $50,000, that benefit has tripled with the addition of the new murder insurance plan to the current life insurance policy offered to teachers.

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The NEA is the nation's largest professional employee organization. Since 1982, it has offered free life insurance to its members, representing teachers, administrators, higher education faculty support personnel, retired educators, and students who are in school preparing to be teachers.

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