The Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program is a professional liability insurance program that is provided by NEA as a benefit of membership. Educators are frequently exposed to situations that may give rise to legal actions and which can involve personal liability. If a student or a student's parents file suit against a member, the EEL Program will provide the member with insurance protection for the vast majority of cases.
The program also reimburses members for damages to personal property in assault-related incidents. The EEL Program also covers the reimbursements of attorney fees and court costs in the defense of criminal proceedings arising out of educational employment activities if the member is exonerated or the charges dismissed. Proceedings arising out of incidents involving the administration of corporal punishment are covered regardless of the outcome.
The Q&A and Certificate documents provide specific information about coverage.